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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violence, suicide in Egyptian sci-fi action movie.

Movie NR 2023 105 minutes
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This is a decent if uneven Egyptian sci-fi action movie. Mousa is about a vigilante robot controlled by a shy but brilliant engineering student named Yehia who's trying to learn courage after being too stricken with fear to rescue his father from gangsters who break into their home, set the home on fire, and kill the father. In response, Yehia creates Mousa, a giant robot who fights crime all over Cairo, much to the chagrin of the corrupt officials in the pay of the crime bosses who pay them.

There are some side stories involving a love interest and a soul mate, and this melodrama gets in the way of the action instead of heightening the story. As the story goes on, it gets to be more and more uneven, and the only real thread worth hanging on to concerns whether or not Yehia will learn what it means to be brave without the help of VR headgear and giant vigilante robots. It's enough to get to the end, but just barely.

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