Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The film Show more... is based on a book of the popular book by the French author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
Michael O'Sullivan Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.
Ann Hornaday Sharif proves that at age 72 he can still command the screen.
Rex Reed An intimate little gem.
Deborah Young Sharif sparkles as a Turkish grocery store owner and self-styled philosopher who brings sunshine into the life of a lonely boy.
Stephen Whitty A small, sweet film about an old man ignoring all barriers to simply teach a young boy how to be an adult. And we can appreciate it and cherish it for that alone.
Ella Taylor Excusez-moi, but I'd rather see Omar Sharif punching out croupiers in a casino than dispensing comfort and joy in this sugared-up tale.
Leslie Camhi Unusual in its ambition to pose deep spiritual questions, but its enticing surfaces ... are the best thing about it.
Duane Byrge Both an appealing coming-of-age yarn and, as Monsieur Ibrahim embraces his own mortality, a heartfelt coming-of- aging saga.