The War Within

The War Within

The War Within
The story of Hassan, a Pakistani engineering student in Paris who is apprehended by western intelligence services for suspected terrorist activities. After his interrogation, Hassan undergoes a radical transformation and embarks upon a terrorist mission, entering the United States to join a cell based in New York City. [Magnolia Pictures] More

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200590 minsUSA
Drama

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Variety

Variety

An honorable but failed attempt to dramatize the dynamics that propel a basically good man to become a suicide bomber, The War Within contains provocative points inside a dull package...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The War Within succeeds only as a thriller with some wartime overtones, rather than as a character study that thrills...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Does a fairly good job of laying out the basic political motives behind Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately, as a drama, it has its narrative peak in the middle and quickly runs out of story afterward...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Not entirely free from an aura of didacticism or contrivance, but the film by and large functions as a taut thriller. A drastic act late in the film on the part of Duri seems somewhat implausible, but that does not deter The War Within from emerging as a mostly well-wrought and timely tragedy...

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