Journey to Mecca
The 20 year old Muslim religious law student Ibn Battuta (1304–1368), whose full name was Abu Abdullah Muhammed Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta, set out from Tangier, a city in northern Morocco, in 1325, on a pilgrimage to Mecca, some 3,000 miles (over 4,800 km) to the East. The journey took him 18 months to complete and along the way he met with misfortune and adversity, including attack by bandits, rescue by Bedouins, fierce sand storms and dehydration.
- Stars:Chems-Eddine Zinoune, Hassam Ghancy, Essam Edriss, Nabil Elouahabi, Ben Kingsley, Nadim Sawalha,
- Country:Canada, USA
- Director:Bruce Neibaur,
- Writer:Carl Knutson, Bruce Neibaur, Tahir Shah
One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Journey to Mecca torrent reviews
(de) wrote: Quality stuff from some great independent film makers.
(kr) wrote: Very small movie, but I liked it a lot.
(au) wrote: If you can get past some glaring plot holes (such as, if you want that Nazi dead so very badly, then why wait to kill the half-dead guy until he goes home to Germany? if you knew he was in Argentina then why not dispatch the death squad there, and while he's still in the prime of his life?) and the definite cheese factor, this is a surprisingly good film. It's a good film despite these flaws, and even my husband enjoyed this, and his tolerance for sentimentality is lower than mine. I enjoyed the acting and the filming -- and the shots of Israel are gorgeous. The complicated moral and personal situations of the characters was interesting & helped keep the plot moving. No one was exactly the way you thought they might be -- they all had their prejudices and weaknesses as well as their admirable qualities. Definitely worth watching provided you are ready to accept corny moments and some things that just don't completely make sense.
(mx) wrote: Samuel L. Jackson is a real badass in this movie. After a while he acts like Jules in Pulp Fiction.
(br) wrote: During World War II, American deserter Learoyd (Nick Nolte) escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Dayaks, who consider him divine because of his blue eyes. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Dayaks. When the British soldier Captain Fairbourne (Nigel Havers) and his accomplice Sergeant Tenga (Frank McRae) approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists. But, when his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, Learoyd decides to fight for their rights, and to protect their independence...John Milius has truly a mixed CV on his head with writing credits for movies such as "Dirty Harry", "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean", "Jeremiah Johnson". "Jaws" and "Apocalypse Now" and direction credits for movies such as "Conan the Barbarian", "Red Dawn" and "Farewell to the King". Lets say he has a nack for various cinematic results. "Farewell to the King" carries the mark of Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" and Francis Ford Coppolas "Apocalypse Now", but is hardly up there with the mentioned works of art. This adventure story based on freedom, war, escapism and struggle with inner demons has such mixed results. First of all you cant get away from the fact the whole film feels like a poor mans "Apocalypse Now" and the performances are varied specifically Nick Nolte hasnt his finest moment and is far too eccentric and far too over the top as Learoyd (bad name as well). The cinematography is ok and the environments are nice. But, something is just missing, despite the important message about war and the nature of the bond between Western adventurers and "savage" tribal people applicable to various American misadventures in history.
(ru) wrote: A lightly entertaining comedy-drama from Ron Howard. Interesting plot that isn't very watertight. Feels very loose and slapped-together. Whole movie, in fact, lacks the gravitas necessary to make it a classic. Starts to feel like a chase-caper toward the end.Performances are so-so. Wilfred Brimley does a solid job and Don Ameche got a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and most of the performances are fine, just some seem very unconvincing. Tawnee Welch is particularly bad, and Steve Guttenberg should really stick to B-grade comedies.So, quite disappointing for such a well-known movie. However, not all bad. It keeps up a decent pace, is never dull, concept is reasonably original (if not sound) and does pose some interesting questions about life. Watchable.
(gb) wrote: mickey's finest moment
(mx) wrote: Bold for its time, with its completely Black cast taking on a war horse of the Western Opera canon. It feels somewhat dated, now, but the story was probably dated in Bizet's time. The musical numbers are great and the ending still packs a melodramatic punch.
(ru) wrote: made me cry and laugh out loud almost at same time, I love it a lot, forever !!!!
(jp) wrote: OPINION :One thing i like about the movie Freedom Writers is that it is a really good movie. It has attention and emotional scene I dislike how they blamed a African American for a shooting and he didn't do.SUMMARY :The movie is about high school freshmen who are in this English class for the first time and most don't really get along because of gang and race relations. A teacher really tries to teach the students. She takes them to field trips and buy them things and the students actually want to learn.ACTING: The main character was the actress Hillary Swank. She very believably portrayed a teacher. Patrick Dempsey plays Mrs. Gruwell's husband. He was a good husband but then started to change when his wife became a teacher. .April played Eva Benitez, a Latina girl who's going through a tough time.CINEMATOGRAPHY : :The story of Freedom Writers was successful because it was shot nicely in California at a high school They really got every angle and scene good like where like the Mexican cholo guys try to shoot the African American men but shoots this asian guy on accident. Music: I would like to describe the music as a hype type of music that makes people have energy. My opinion about the music is yes i like the type of music they have in the movie because I listen to that type of music sometimes.
(es) wrote: WWII is history, therefore any movie about it needs to be grounded in the historical record, along the dateline and in locale. This movie parallels, and might even duplicate "Berga-Soldiers of Another Era" but might as well be part of a WWI or Vietnam drama because it is *generic.* Snatches of scenes that might come from "Battle of the Bulge," "When Trumpets Fade," or "Saints and Soldiers" are cobbled together as window dressing for a dumb Hollywood trial-drama that could have happened anywhere. Stupid.
(it) wrote: 5 stars because I've seen this movie 30 times. If you like hero movies you should watch this!
(nl) wrote: Couldn't agree more with Rotten Tomatoes consensus, but I would gladly also add these elements: The plot is nonsensical as a FailArmy Youtube video, the characters are all poorly-written, the villain is understandable cheesy but the way he is designed and the way he's created makes him the worst comic book movie villain to date. The worst. The action is so laughably, atrociously dull, the editing and the cinematography are so bad and Superman is no longer likable. Anything more entertaining than this movie is the negative reviews of it.Score: 0/10