Hala

Hala

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A Muslim teenager copes with the unraveling of her family in this coming of age drama nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

201993 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

Streaming (1 Providers)

Hala | Reviews

86%37 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Collider

Collider

Minhal Baig's coming-of-age story starts from an interesting place, but can't overcome clichés and poorly defined characters.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Unfortunately, the touches that endear us to Hala during the first half of the film are almost nonexistent in its second half, adding up to a choppy, incoherent finish.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

This is a persistently quiet film; always human and alive, but also told with the solemnity of someone who knows they're sending a ripple through a body of water that's been still for thousands of years.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Hala is a breath of fresh air that reminds us that as long as we live authentically, with compassion and understanding, the world around us is far easier to deal with.

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Variety

Variety

Geraldine Viswanathan can do gross-out humor and slapstick, but here she proves her range and, hopefully, longevity.

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Hala | Release Details

Hala is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV+.