"Like Tokyo in Lost in Translation, Cairo plays a role unto itself in Cairo Time, which like that earlier film seems steeped in an ethereal, slightly dazed sense of dislocation. As Juliette embarks on her geographic and psychological journey, it's never clear where she's going or means to end up, which makes the film's most pivotal moment—elegantly staged by Nadda in a hotel lobby and elevator—all the more electrifying."
-- Ann Hornaday
Hornaday, Ann. "A woman lost and found amid the chaos." Review of Cairo Time. Washington Post, August 20, 2010.