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About the Movie
This inspiring documentary about courage, survival, and triumph over adversity tells the remarkable story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of children, and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 117
- Fresh: 85
- Rotten: 32
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film is worthy, obviously, and it forces us to think about the prices paid by our unexpected heroes.
Fresh: While Malala's saintly status is front and center, there are lingering, disquieting and incomplete issues all over the place.
Rotten: The result is a film more educational than engrossing; high schoolers should see it - the rest of us, maybe not.
Fresh: A rousing profile of the teenage Pakistani girl the Taliban tried to kill for her belief in education and equality...one of the unintended pleasures is registering how Malala has become the worst possible nightmare to her failed murderers.
The trick is not to turn this icon into an icon - because what she stands for (which makes her stand out all the more) is “just” an everywoman-child with a bullet to the brain whose lust to learn becomes a mantra for millions. In other words, anything but normal. Inadvertently, this Tiny Mighty with normal wishes for a normal education and for that of worldwide others has now raised the bar about being human and the power one person’s inspired motivation can ignite in us all. The filmmaker handles our ride through Malalaland with care and insight. Our learning curve is only as steep as our fear to reach out for it. Brava Malala!
Impacting perspective for families with Teens
Powerful, invocative, poignant and inspiring. We really enjoyed how the harsh realities were woven in with enchanted visual story-book graphics… merging legend with the current reality.
He named me Malala
This really is an amazing story, it truly gives out the meaning to all the girls who deserve certain rights of freedom.