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About Elly Reviews

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

Incredibly gripping and brilliantly directed, About Elly is a truly memorable and emotionally engaging Iranian drama with an outstanding lead performance by Golshifteh Farahani.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

September 12, 2012
Hannah McGill
The List

Farhadi constructs a taut story, as precariously balanced on luck and lies as that of a French farce, and then lets it spring holes before our eyes.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2012
Philip Concannon
Little White Lies

A remarkable film that deserves as much acclaim as Farhadi's award-winner.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The early singing and charades sequences go on a bit too long, but from the moment there is an incident on the beach, you'll be concerned for everyone involved.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Farhadi's films are like moral whodunits, and as Sepideh and her friends gradually unearth the truth, he expertly buffets our sympathies in all directions until the very last shot.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film's tone is primarily, even exclusively, reflective; observing human behavior simply because humans are interesting.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

October 16, 2009
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Farhadi's expert at foreboding; these vacationers' sheer exultation is soon limned by a sense of life as coming tragedy, its sure and steady sadness rolling in like the surf.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

July 2, 2014
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Farhadi confirms his masterly way with heartrending human dramas.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Really it's a picture of loneliness, in a land where speaking together in honesty and sharing the cries of the heart are things you do only in a crisis or an emergency.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

By allowing a slow-build to his drama, Asghar Farhadi ensures we get a feel for the extended family dynamic before wrong-footing the characters and his audience with the suddeness and deftness of a heartbeat.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2009
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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The film's escalating energy, hysteria even, and moral debates will invite comparisons to the hothouse drama of 'A Separation'.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

September 11, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Bursting with energy, this ensemble drama from Iran is raucous, chaotic and packed with strong emotion

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 12, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Superbly acted, morally challenging, packed with legitimate suspense, this is film-making of a high order.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 15, 2012
Philip Kemp
Total Film

Another shrewdly gauged study of our capacity for deception and self-deception from A Separation's auteur. Emotionally devastating.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

September 3, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Farhadi's gifted storytelling and direction is on show again in a damning look at Iranian society.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A fascinating psychological drama.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Once again, Farhadi has told an ordinary story in an extraordinary way.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2012

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