Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion.
Andy Webster, New York Times, 2015-09-03
The mix of ancient customs and modern crowd-control methods is both inspiring and surprising, and an absolute must-see for any student of sociology or religion.
Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News, 2015-09-03
Sharma's vital, personal doc reveals the filmmaker's attempt at hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that it is the duty of Muslims to undertake once in a lifetime.
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, 2015-09-03
A Sinner in Mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to Islam's holiest site.
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-08-28