Naz & Maalik
Directed by Jay Dockendorf
Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.
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★★★★ review by Emily Barton on Letterboxd
is it just me or does everyone watch the protagonists of films like "please protect my babies"
★★★½ review by Haley Goetz on Letterboxd
You know, I thought it was alright. It certainly lagged in a lot of places narrative-wise, but I did think that the languid storytelling certainly worked its magic at points. The ending especially did it for me.
★★★½ review by amb on Letterboxd
In its best moments, this has a remarkable energy. Really any time Naz & Maalik are on screen together, this surges. It's a startlingly authentic feeling depiction of a friendship that might be something more. It's just a shame that it all comes to a grinding halt every time a family member or FBI agent pops up on screen with some drama to interrupt them.
★★★½ review by daisi on Letterboxd
For real f tha police. I read that it's based on two individual real experience but honestly this is a film that a white person did not need to make
★★★½ review by Angelsfeelings on Letterboxd
I wish the movie concentrated exclusively on the two boys. Whenever the FBI agents got involved the movie lost some of its charm.
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