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Following a rigid upbringing under his strict Muslim father, troubled young Tariq enters college determined to shed his Islamic past. Mentors, new friends and family members attempt to help him embrace the positive side of his dying faith, but Tariq refuses to listen. However, when the 9-11 terrorist attacks incite violence towards Muslims across the country, Tariq is forced to come to terms with his childhood demons and reevaluate the role of faith in his life.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: While its situations are more complex and less ham-fisted than those in many inspirational stories of reaffirmed faith, Mooz-lum...suffers from one-note characterizations.
Fresh: There's an undeniable potency to the blunt-instrument melodrama of Mooz-lum.
Fresh: A potent feature debut for writer-director Qasim Basir, "Mooz-lum" attacks Islamist extremism while offering audiences a rare and illuminating depiction of life as a Muslim in America.
Fresh: Sensitive performances smooth out the dramatic rough spots of this well-intentioned, racially-charged drama.