Lists: Sony Pictures Classics, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA, Drama, Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself..."

Overall Ranking: 825 (Rank from 2013: # 40)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 83.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Mr Jeffery of JDB Records88(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)

People Involved

  • Reem Abdullah (Mother)
  • Waad Mohammed (Wadjda)
  • Abdullrahman Algohani (Abdullah)
  • Ahd (Ms. Hussa)
  • Sultan Al Assaf (Father)
  • Dana Abdullilah (Salma)
  • Rehab Ahmed (Noura)
  • Rafa Al Sanea (Fatima)
  • Sara Aljaber (Leila)
  • Noura Faisal (Abeer)
  • Talal Loay (Abeers Young Man)
  • Sami Hazim (Abdullahs uncle)
  • Mohammed Zahir (Iqbal - the driver)
  • Nouf Saad (Koran Teacher)
  • Faoziah Alyaaqop (Ms Jamilia)
  • Haifaa Al-Mansour (Director)