The Stoning of Soraya M.Closed Captioning
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Based on a true story, Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo stars in the heroic role of Zahra, an Iranian woman with a burning secret. When a journalist (Jim Caviezel) is stranded in her remote village, Zahra takes a bold chance to reveal what the villagers will stop at nothing to hide. Thus begins the story of Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), a kind woman whose cruel, divorce-seeking husband trumps up false charges of infidelity against her, which carry an unimaginable penalty. Soraya and Zahra attempt to navigate the villagers’ scheming, lies and deceit to prove her innocence. But when all else fails, Zahra must risk everything to use the only weapon she has left – her voice – to share Soraya's shocking story with the world.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 83
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A reasonable person might well add the issue to the agenda after enduring this at times unbearably violent agitprop drama, based on the true story of an Iranian woman stoned to death after being falsely accused by her husband of adultery.
Fresh: Goes well beyond its angry didacticism and its specific indictment of men's oppression of women to achieve the impact of a Greek tragedy through its masterful grasp of suspense and group psychology, and some superb acting.
Rotten: The film is plodding and simplistic.
Rotten: Although The Stoning is efficiently made, it is ultimately a cheat.
Incredible film... Its my first time to know about stoning and upon watching this movie it made me so wow!! Plot is a lot different from other films.. Knowing that its a true story, it made me feel so upset how they used GODs name in vain.. Such culture should totally be gone. Soraya was a honorable lady, and in this film it just shows that justice wasnt equal. And hate how high people will do everything just to protect their image... But as you can see, one has to sacrifice, to save the rest and the whole town.. Because if she wasnt convicted no one will actually hear that. Such events are happening in the world
Profound and awakening!
This movie was told with so much compassion. So well done. Acting was amazing. This true
story changed me. I will always remember this story and cry for all women who have suffered by
the abuse of their own families. To know that we can honor this woman and she did not die in vain.
She lives in our hearts and every woman that has to endure this...My God ....
What an amazing movie. Hearbreaking in every way, but a must see for all, women and men. This being a true story... it is so important to open the eyes of everyone. While you take advantage of your freedom, there are people in this world who arent so lucky. This movie can open your eyes to a new view on the war we are involved in if you are against it, and make you question your origional opinions. No person should be treated the way these women are treated. Its just another form of slavery and abuse. Although all slavery and abuse is horrible and inhumane, isnt it worse when you are abused by your own family, husbands and sons and even fathers? These are people who are supposed to love you.
The acting is extrodinary. If you have a weak heart, be prepared for an ending that is very hard to watch, I would recomend fast forwarding or closing your eyes, it is hard to watch. Even though I watched every second, I wanted to turn away, but felt I couldnt... the message is too powerful to turn away from. I cant believe there are still such barbarack cultures in this modern world. I never thought it was my or our countries buisness to be involved in what other cultures/contries do, but if my next door neighbor was being beaten by her husband I would do something to help... so what is the difference with a neighbor across the seas? And I would want someone to help me. This is a story to spark political debates, moral debates, and ethical debates, but remember we are all human and deserve to be treated as such, with love and respect. We need to pray for these women and girls.