Parents' Guide to

Luxor

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Slow-paced drama about lost love; some language, sex, drugs.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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Luxor is a movie that is very much for the patient viewer. A slow-burning, pensive drama, it languishes through its narrative as calmly and nonchalantly as its main character, Hana, wanders through the streets of the Egyptian city. Indeed the city of Luxor is integral to the story, with its history adding to the movie's precarious balance of past and present.

Some viewers may struggle with the pace of the movie, as it's fair to say not a lot happens. But the movie does remain an absorbing character study that thrives in the notion of haunted memories, and how the past can catch up, painfully, with the present. Though a flawed film that lacks dramatic tension at times, thanks to the brilliant turn by Riseborough, Zeina Durra's second feature remains engaging for its modest 85-minute runtime.

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