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Baran Reviews

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June 21, 2002
The tale is simply but effectively told.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 21, 2002
Captivates and shows how a skillful filmmaker can impart a message without bludgeoning the audience over the head.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2002
Lovely and poignant. Puts a human face on a land most Westerners are unfamiliar with.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 21, 2002
A tale of unrequited love and a young woman's courage to make a place for herself in a man's world, but this is much more than just 'Yentl' goes to the Middle East.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2002
Matches neorealism's impact by showing the humanity of a war-torn land filled with people who just want to live their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 11, 2002
The film tells a touching, romantic story, but the underpinnings of Baran -- Rain -- are mostly political and mostly heart-breaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 10, 2002
It's the saddest story of love in a long while, yet liberating in the way it instils a sense of oneness with all humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 10, 2002
Though the pathos of this fable-like love story feels overcalculated, Majidi succeeds in playing the classical Dickensian balance, with the sentimental hook justified by the social sweep of the narrative.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
The film is saved from aren't-kids-cute sentimentality by a warmth that isn't faked and a stately sense of composition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 4, 2002
Baran is the latest in a flowering of good films from Iran, and gives voice to the moderates there. It shows people existing and growing in the cracks of their society's inflexible walls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2002
Heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes apart, sometimes together.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2002
Further solidifies [Majidi's] growing reputation as one of the cinema's most gifted humanist filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 30, 2002
Majidi's portrait of southwest Asian poverty is bloodless and fastidiously arranged, his regard for his thin characters negligible.
February 17, 2002
A high-minded snoozer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2002
A well-crafted letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2002
A tale of unrequited love and maturation so emotionally pure that it seems effortlessly moving, a picture of rare poignancy and surprising depth.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 10, 2002
An intelligent fiction about learning through cultural clash.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2002
Sweet and slow like Majidi's earlier "Children of Heaven" (which I loved), but not quite as compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2002
a hauntingly humanistic film
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 3, 2002
A moving and understated story of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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