Jinn (2018)

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Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Jinn holds several beautiful elements, especially in its central mother-daughter story.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Jinn is a special little film, one that never lets its complicated, contradictory characters become abstractions, but instead revels in all the disparate elements that make them who they are.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Mu'min shows great sensitivity as a director, drawing a remarkably carefree and naturalistic performance from her young star that makes her sympathetic, even when her character is behaving in selfish and hurtful ways.

Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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There's nothing preachy about Jinn, even though Nijla Mu'min's elegant debut feature is about a teenager coming to terms with her mother's newly embraced religion.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Renee has a superhuman charisma. Yet the young actor makes audiences root for her while also allowing Summer to be rude and thoughtless.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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There are good, admirable intentions, and there's the movie that results from them. Sad to say, Jinn consistently lets down its premise and performers.

Mar 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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