A Moment of Innocence Reviews

May 20, 2014
It is rare when a single image can sum up the emotional core of an entire movie, but the final freeze-frame of A Moment of Innocence is so moving in its completeness, it reminds us with jarring simplicity that we are in the hands of a genuine artist.
May 20, 2014
Though its methods lie somewhere between Pirandello and Rashomon, A Moment Of Innocence adds a personal dimension that's uniquely its own, as Makhmalbaf's investigation into the past evolves into a touching act of contrition.
May 20, 2014
What emerges is a consideration of the relativity of truth and memory.
May 20, 2014
Too smug and too self-indulgent.
May 20, 2014
This is one of the best features of the prolific and unpredictable Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
May 20, 2014
This comedy of mixed motives and recently freshened memories becomes increasingly passionate.
May 20, 2014
A breathtaking cross-fertilization of drama and fact.
August 21, 2010
A merry analogist, Makhmalbaf draws a wealth of parallels, between ages and eras, hopes and fears.
March 26, 2009
Though his style and concerns are totally different, there's an almost Rohmer-esque purity and precision about this film, which takes a making-of-a-movie vignette and spins something that's delicate, funny and touching by turns.
November 13, 2001
The result is a meditation -- brilliant, humorous, and moving -- on history and memory.
November 13, 2001
A tricky Pirandellian meditation on memory, character and history that lures us into a Chinese-box-like world of contradictions and enigmas.
November 13, 2001
Makhmalbaf fashions a grindingly dull film from his own colorful experience.