Hala 2019

Critic Hala Reviews

Beandrea July

MetaScore: 60 AddDate: 02-01-2019

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.

Norman Gidney

MetaScore: 70 AddDate: 02-01-2019 Autor: Norman Gidney

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.

The Film Stage

MetaScore: 83 AddDate: 02-01-2019 Autor: Dan Mecca

One sincerely hopes that this is the first of many collaborations between Viswanathan and Baig. Rarely do those behind the camera feel as sync with those in front of the camera as what is conveyed in Hala.

Jason Bailey

MetaScore: 100 AddDate: 02-01-2019 Autor: Jason Bailey

Hala is keenly observed and quietly powerful, and we’ll be hearing much more from the talented women on either side of its lens.

David Ehrlich

MetaScore: 75 AddDate: 02-01-2019 Autor: David Ehrlich

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.

Amy Nicholson

MetaScore: 70 AddDate: 02-01-2019 Autor: Amy Nicholson

Writer-director Baig has made a coming-of-age charmer that’s adamantly ordinary. Her script has the melody of John Hughes and early Amy Heckerling played with a few minor chords.