Among the BelieversHD Closed Captioning
Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi
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About the Movie
Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 16
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While it is maddening to see the aversion to open-minded education by Mr. Aziz ("'Progressive thought' is dying," he declares, pleased), we also see the stark poverty that leaves others with few choices but to follow him.
Fresh: The filmmakers skillfully orchestrate the various levels of their exploration, from the intimate details of Talha and Zarina's lives to the workings of the big national picture.
Fresh: There's little that's not dispiriting about "Among the Believers" and its measured, direct entree into a closed world of hopeless boys and girls memorizing the Koran, but forbidden from learning its meanings.
Fresh: An eye-opening exploration of secular/religious conflict in Pakistan.