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Just Like Us Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    The film is largely effective as a breezy travelogue. Still, Ahmed plays the "Muslims, they're just like us" bit a little too hard, pointedly ignoring the obvious parallels between the "freedom" provided by imported stand-up and the endless McDonald's signs that flicker throughout the region.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    A laudable if lightweight argument for broader minds and thicker skins.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    Funny, thoughtful and, with its quasi-travelogue voiceover by helmer-comedian Ahmed Ahmed, best suited for a cable outlet that won't cut the vulgarity upon which so much depends.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    Despite its brief running time, the film feels padded by sightseeing footage and a warm but diversionary visit between Ahmed and his Cairo-area relatives. Still, Just Like Us proves an amusing, uniquely unifying effort.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The movie is fast, funny and light on its feet, dipping less into politics or religion than into cultural quirks and characteristics.

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