Baran

Baran

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Baran Reviews

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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
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The film is remarkable for the naturalistic acting of its cast, particularly the tender performances of the two leads, Hossein Abedini and Zahra Bahrami.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 23, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 17, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Uma comovente (e divertida) história de amor.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 24, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Filled with honest performances and exceptional detail, Baran is a gentle film with dramatic punch, a haunting ode to humanity.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 22, 2003
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a wonderfully warm human drama that remains vividly in memory long after viewing

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

March 30, 2003
Misha Berson
Seattle Times
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It stays with you in fleeting images of gazing faces, muddy footprints, small fires lit against the chill.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 2002
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The faces of its inarticulate characters tell the story, and Majidi has put some amazing faces on the screen.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

December 19, 2002
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 4/4

December 16, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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It reminds us of what a film can be when it's drawn from the heart of an artist who believes in the medium as something more than a product or commodity.

| Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2002
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The film's sharp, often mischievous sense of humor will catch some off guard...

| Original Score: A-

November 1, 2002
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Baran isn't the most transporting or gripping film from Iran -- or, indeed, by its director -- but it's a worthy companion to the many fine, focused films emerging from that most surprising of nations.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

September 6, 2002
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Juxtaposes a vibrant, modern Iran against the harsh existence of its refugees for a film that is both political and powerfully personal.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2002
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

[Majidi] makes us think twice about immigrants we see around us every day.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

August 9, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B+

August 9, 2002
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles

Offers viewers an honest portrayal of the realistic dilemmas confronting its characters and of the inspiring ways by which they learn to overcome them.

Full Review Source: Cinephiles | Original Score: 8/10

August 5, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The universal theme of becoming a better person through love has never been filmed more irresistibly than in 'Baran.'

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July 29, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A mix of gritty realism, crisp storytelling and radiant compassion that effortlessly draws you in.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2002
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

The movie itself is timeless and universal, at once artless and sophisticated in its ability to engross.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2002
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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More timely than its director could ever have dreamed, this quietly lyrical tale probes the ambiguous welcome extended by Iran to the Afghani refugees who streamed across its borders, desperate for work and food.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 19, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 14, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004

Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2003

Boston Phoenix
December 16, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...shows Majidi's deft hand at commanding his cast of non actors into giving an innocent, melancholy look at unrequited love.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

February 19, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 22, 2002
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