About Elly Reviews

July 9, 2015
Farhadi has written a first-rate script, enabling intricate plotting to intertwine with well-defined characters, and "About Elly" shows him at ease with the wide variety of situations his writing explores.
June 26, 2015
By the time the mystery is solved, it hardly seems to matter. What matters is the casual lack of honesty that almost everyone seems to depend on.
May 20, 2015
It's an incisive portrait of a particular society, but it should resonate everywhere.
May 7, 2015
There are no false notes anywhere in this cast of performers.
May 7, 2015
Always, murmuring just beneath the surface, there's a political undercurrent to Farhadi's films, a gentle whisper of a critique aimed at the weight of Iran's combined cultural and political intransigence.
May 7, 2015
It is perhaps Farhadi's richest, most complex and ambitious.
May 7, 2015
[A] suspenseful domestic intrigue deeply rooted in traditional Iranian mores and social codes.
May 7, 2015
A fascinating discovery from a filmmaker whose sensitivity to the most confounding motivations is equalled only by his compassion for those who succumb to them.
April 30, 2015
About Elly is an exploration of human nature and how sometimes, without intending to, we hurt the ones we love most - including ourselves.
April 24, 2015
This is the fourth of [Farhadi's] six movies, and by this point he's begun to perfect the art of withholding and is close to mastering emotional suspense.