The Guardian released its 100 best movies of the 21st century list and Capernaum is featured among them. Ranked #71, here’s what they said about Nadine Labaki’s masterpiece:
A sprawling drama that functions both as an excoriating treatise on the nature of poverty in Lebanon, and an idiosyncratic drama in which a child takes his parents to court for their ill-treatment of him. We tend to think of the latter type of juvenile emancipation as the province of overprivileged westerners, but director Nadine Labaki makes it work in the toughest of social circumstances: a 12-year-old, living in the Beirut slums, takes steps to deal with his parents’ neglect. A highly original and affecting film.
I also looked up Capernaum on IMDB and it is currently #119 in the top ranked movies of all time, which is pretty amazing. It is ahead of Incendies (#120), Heat (#121), Rashomon (#122) and behind Up (#116), The Apartment (#115) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (#118).