Crimson Gold Reviews

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Super Reviewer
June 25, 2013
Kiarostami is not behind the camera here but Jafar Panahi who was the recent subject of This is Not a Film delivers well here. I appreciate this more for the little tidbits that Panahi provides during This is Not a Film with its unexpected directors' commentary. It's raw and real.
Super Reviewer
½ April 12, 2012
A real measured and poetic presentation of class and pride in Iranian society and in just human existence in itself.
The film is about a pizza delivery man who attempts to rob a jewellery store. Abbas Kiarostami wrote the script for this film, supposedly after meeting with Quintin Tarantino and you can tell in its non-linear narrative. The film starts with the robbery and him killing himself, then the rest of the film is the build up. This non-linear narrative with the neo-realist style of Iranian new wave does create something void of tension but full of exploration.
½ June 5, 2012
Slow-moving, quiet psychological drama about class realities in contemporary Iran.
Super Reviewer
½ April 12, 2012
A real measured and poetic presentation of class and pride in Iranian society and in just human existence in itself.
The film is about a pizza delivery man who attempts to rob a jewellery store. Abbas Kiarostami wrote the script for this film, supposedly after meeting with Quintin Tarantino and you can tell in its non-linear narrative. The film starts with the robbery and him killing himself, then the rest of the film is the build up. This non-linear narrative with the neo-realist style of Iranian new wave does create something void of tension but full of exploration.
March 2, 2005
A mesmerizing indictment of the Iranian class gap, this fatalistic tragedy puts the much revered Alexander Payne to shame with its piercing humanity and lack of didactism.
½ September 1, 2004
[b]DVD [/b]First Viewing, 1 Panahi film seen

[i]Crimson Gold [/i]is an interesting film. It depicts Hussein as a pizza delivery man who realizes the vast injustices in his Iranian society. In the first scene, we see him rob a store, shoot a man, and then point the gun at his own head. This first scene is actually the film's resolution, as we see it again 90 minutes later after witnessing why it all happened.
½ August 20, 2004
Crimson Gold is an effective, if somewhat slow at times, look at modern-day Iran. The film follows a working class pizza delivery guy as he litterally plods through the city. The writer and director of the film have plenty to say about the cruality of the Iran regime and the stark class differences in the country and they are very effective in this respect. The story can be a bit plodding (kind of like the lead character) and the payoff at the end isn't all that satisfying but it is a solid, interesting film.
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