—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
27% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
67% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
73% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)



Average Rating: 10/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

No consensus yet.



liked it
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 102


My Rating

Movie Info

This highly charged political thriller draws on real events to tell a unfortunately common tale or repression in contemporary Iran. Kasra, an Iranian author who's been secretly writing his memoirs, is under strict monitoring by the country's security service. His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner and to other events connected to his life as an intellectual in Iran. After preparing his writings to be published as a book, Kasra gets ready to leave the country - but

Kino Lorber Films


Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (1)

Unlike Rasoulof and Panahi's previous, more metaphorical films, this one confronts its subject head-on with unflinching candor.

August 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A fairly gripping thriller, and Rasoulof's most angry work to date.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mohammad Rasoulof's slow-burning, clandestinely made fifth feature is a brave, challenging look at Iran's feared security apparatus.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A slow-motion explosion of anti-authoritarian rage.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Manuscripts Don't Burn is more rueful than action-packed, yet it simmers with righteous refusal. That's what gives the movie a power no Bourne flick will ever match.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: NPR
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Harrowing, defiant, and exemplifying through its very existence the moral courage its totalitarian villains stamp down ...

June 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The message is so important - and Rasoulof is conveying it under such difficult conditions - that the film rather transcends normal considerations.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

A strong, daring, haunting film.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: The Nation
The Nation

In a way, it makes as much sense to review this like any other movie as it does to review a mass demonstration or a strike. If you understand the film's political importance, you understand the need to see it and recommend it widely.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source:

...[W]arts and all, this is a piece of work that needs to be disseminated and talked about.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
Movie Mezzanine

Its chilly, muted colors, claustrophobic framings and understated performances by an excellent cast recall '70s American suspensers such as "The Conversation" and "Klute."

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source:

Rasoulof creates the sense that we're not only witnessing a bleak reality, but hovering inside of it, uncertain if the nightmare will ever end.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: indieWIRE

Rasoulof's dissident return to filmmaking is ultimately little more than a sporadically searing, unfocused and listless treatise on the pervasive censorship enforced by the autocratic Iranian government.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

The film observes rather than thrills, methodically demonstrating: this is how it happens. This tone and the even-keel direction avoid the trappings of a screed. It's actually a quiet but angry film.

July 10, 2013 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Manuscripts Don't Burn

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Manuscripts Don't Burn!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Manuscripts Don't Burn on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Emmy Winners
Emmy Winners

Full winners list

Emmys Red Carpet
Emmys Red Carpet

Pictures from the big ceremony

More Emmy Pictures
More Emmy Pictures

Inside the winners' press room

National Dog Day
National Dog Day

101 photos of movie and television dogs

Summer Scorecard
Summer Scorecard

Find out how critics rank the movies!

Foreign Titles

  • Manuscripts Don't Burn (Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand) (DE)
  • Manuscripts Don't Burn (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile