April 19, 2014
I set my expectation pretty high -- even when I knew it lost to "Ratatouille" (2007). My rationale? I thought the contrast tone would get the grey areas in politics crisper, however, it only caused the romance stagy.
March 30, 2014
Simple and funny drawing, but still, enough to bring the feeling of every sequence.
Dramatically truthful and humouristicly cynic.
A lesson given to both adults and children in a way that both understand.
A good way of empathising with the people from Iran.
March 26, 2014
This didn't seem to make as much use of the medium as it could have, but it was certainly an interesting story to tell.
March 11, 2014
Moving, perceptive and extremely funny.
August 1, 2013
Animated movie that has different depiction and it has good screenplay. this movie also give me interested on history. Really inspired
May 7, 2010
It seems women are the best narrators for historic events especially those of war and social oppressions and Persopolis might just be the best example in modern literatures.
This masterpiece adapted from an autobiographical comic is exceptionally amazing in all aspects.
The innovative animations, The interesting protagonist who kept the work in balance between a nation's history and a personal teenager's tale, the humors & the heartbreaks are the ingredients of this mind-blower.
February 1, 2014
A very interesting film about the history of Iran seen through the eyes of a young girl growing in a country facing revolution, war and dictatorship. Well done, minimalist and full of amazing insight of the daily life of a family, this film is very entertaining and instructive to watch.
February 9, 2014
Incredible animation and fascinating story.
December 22, 2013
watched part of it. Boring.
December 29, 2013
This entertaining French animation is a coming-of-age movie set in Tehran and Vienna. The story's background includes Iran's transition from the stable but oppressive regime under the Shah through the revolution and eventual takeover by hardliners. There are some memorable characters and funny moments, but the movie's pace is fairly slow at times. Worth a watch.
January 12, 2014
Can't believe this lost the best animated film Oscar to Ratatouille. Great story. It's remarkable how much of Iranian history they managed to compress into a 90-minute film without it seeming rushed.
January 9, 2014
Powerful and beautiful.
January 7, 2014
A stark and elegant coming of age animation film with the turbulent history of Iran in the background. It's autobiographical and based on the graphic novel from Satrapi (which I loved and that's why delayed watching it for so long!). The animation does justice to the book, bringing out some really serious issues rarely if ever covered in the glossy Hollywood animation. A must see for any animation (or good film) buff.
December 7, 2013
Excellent adaptation of a great graphic novel series.
November 25, 2013
A very styleized very well told story that is highly reccomended
November 21, 2013
My God this movie is so so.
November 18, 2013
Excellent story!, the dialog is very touchy, I love also the soundtrack ... It caught you from the beginning to the end ... !!
August 3, 2012
Artistic and dramatic. One of the best animated films ever made.
October 29, 2013
At first its straightforward approach jarred me compared to the heavy experiment of something like the 2008 animated Israeli pseudo-doc "Waltz with Bashir", but "Persepolis" is a true testament to the power in staying small, illustrating a fairly standard autobiography of a young Iranian woman's life through her own eyes rather than the marginal outlook of her home country's archaic religious policies. And because of that it grapples with issues surprisingly personal and complex, though no less rare in the movies, mainly the various pubescent stages of its female protagonist beginning from childhood as she struggles with the highs and lows of romances, onset depression and the particular doom and gloom of her family's revolutionary past. The animation style is beautiful, smoky and haunting -- think a black-and-white "The Simpsons" with a more picturesque depth of feel -- and further goes to accentuate "Persepolis's" central focus on the eternal reflection of a political war waged in shadows.
February 29, 2012
Despite its 95 minute run time, Persepolis does a great job at cramming both books into a very engaging, visually captivating, emotional experience of Marjane Satrapi's life and trials. Easily one of the best animated films I've seen in a while.