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The Green Wave Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 24, 2012
It offers a rare glimpse into the insurgents' long-held hopes for reform. This green wave, as a blogger remarks, is a tidal wave.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 23, 2012
A wrenching but illuminating look at what actually happened during Iran's Green Revolution in 2009-10.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 16, 2012
For all its omissions and problems, "The Green Wave" communicates certain basic truths effectively: Many Iranians want their voices to be heard and their votes to count.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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R. Emmet Sweeney
Time Out New York
August 14, 2012
By airing an impassioned chorus of voices ranging from lawyers to religious clerics, the film argues that the 2009 protests were simply preparing the way for a larger populist movement that has yet to crest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2012
[Shows] us a moment in history that reveals more about itself each time it is examined.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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August 9, 2012
The movie shows what happened, but it also conveys what it felt like to travel from euphoria to despair in the space of a few weeks.
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
August 7, 2012
That Ahadi and his team were able to safely compile, let alone edit together, this much ground-level footage is a feat in and of itself; that it comes together in such a compelling manner makes it almost vital.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
September 27, 2011
Manages to offer an informative chronicle of events as well as an emotional outpouring of regret and anger from those who saw their hopes dashed on the streets of Tehran.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2011
An arresting visual style cannot make up for lack of new information or viewpoints about the Green Revolution in 2009 Iran.