"[In Sabah, Ruba] Nadda saves her directorial coup until two-thirds of the way through the film when Sabah risks everything to save the romance. Long ebony curls finally flowing and hips wrapped in crimson desire, Sabah overcomes her self-consciousness and seduces Stephen with her newly learned belly dance moves. The magic of Nadda's directing is in a reverse angle shot, which reveals only to the audience Sabah's face, giddy with disbelief at her own daring."
-- Noelle Elia
Elia, Noelle. "Ruba Nadda's gift." Point of View: POV, Summer 2005. (p. 19)