Review: Mistaken (2017)

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Release Date: February 2, 2017

Run Time: 1 hour & 24 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

A Moroccan woman (Nadia Kounda) is detained at JFK airport in New York, days after 9/11 because her husband has the same name as the lead terrorist. Laila and her husband suffer the effects of having the same name as a terrorist while trying to live a normal life in a tense post 9/11 world.

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Mistaken… as soon as this movie began, I knew where it was going. I originally thought the title gave too much of the story away, but it was much deeper than that. It became more about Laila trying to survive as Muslim woman in a post-nine eleven world.

Nadia Kounda is amazing through the entirety of the movie. At times when some of the acting begins to feel stale, Nadia completely takes charge and carries the scene.

As good as Nadia is, like I stated above, there are times when the movie being a smaller budget really shows. Which makes me curious as much better Mistaken could have been with a bigger budget. I’m sure it would bump my rating up by at least two points.

With how things are going in today’s world, this is a film that should be seen. So if you happen to come across it, stop and give it a view. You won’t be “Mistaken.”

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Reel ROB Rating: 5.25 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No

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