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aisha’s review published on Letterboxd:
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this was so, so personal. every single second is raw and real and almost painful to watch. the themes around islam explored, i related to as a muslim, and it felt all the more real to me. the rap lines were gorgeous and left me speechless. i genuinely got goosebumps every time.
the sonic tension in intense moments made it possible for the audience to go through things Zed did, and you can feel the world slip away from you eventhough things are getting louder and clearer. Riz Ahmed is nothing short of spectacular in this. if this is a directorial debut by Tariq, i genuinely cannot wait for more of his work. i could talk about this film for days and still would not be done, so i’ll leave it here. watch this if you love movies that are so real it feels almost personal, yet somehow everyone has their own interpretation of it