Aisha

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Featuring outstanding performances from Letitia Wright and Josh O'Connor, Aisha is a sensitive and nuanced look at the immigrant experience.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Wright and O'Connor's arguably best work yet...
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    Writer-director Frank Berry’s film never devolves into melodrama – if anything, it may be understated to a fault – but he grounds her plight in an authentic mixture of daily frustrations and sporadic joys.
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    Lisa KennedyNew York Times
    “Aisha” resists tidy answers through the gentle force of its performances and by staying on the rebuffs and uncertainty Aisha suffers.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Tom Comerford’s framing makes a coastal bus stop look like the loneliest place in the world. And Berry’s script – as with his star – is quietly seething.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Wright’s portrait of everyday heroism is stunning. It won’t earn her a Best Actress Oscar (films this low-budget don’t get noticed by the Academy). But that doesn’t make her work any less impressive.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehMetro Newspaper (UK)
    Black Panther star Letitia Wright shows she’s not all about blockbusters with this small, moving story of a Nigerian woman seeking asylum.
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    Gissane SophiaMarvelous Geeks Media
    Frank Berry’s Aisha is a heartbreaking account of life changes and the people we meet along the way.
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    April NealeAWFJ.org
    Director/writer Frank Berry's lack of closure for Aisha's fate is a restrained and remarkably effective device to drive home the feeling this film intends -- that we often live at the whims of far more powerful and unseen forces that keep us in place.
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    Emilie BlackCinema Crazed
    The film is well-written, well-acted, and well-shot. It’s not going to connect with everyone, but for those it does connect with, it will resonate and be remembered for a while after the credits roll.
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    Natasha AlvarCultured Vultures
    Frank Berry's film moves like a docudrama. It is quietly affecting, and bolstered by terrific performances from Letitia Wright and Josh O'Connor.
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