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Baran Reviews

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October 24, 2002
This rather superficial arthouse middle-brow film knows how to please a crowd, and that's about all it does well.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 30, 2002
Majidi's portrait of southwest Asian poverty is bloodless and fastidiously arranged, his regard for his thin characters negligible.
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
February 4, 2002
A well-crafted letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2002
A high-minded snoozer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
June 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
July 19, 2002
More timely than its director could ever have dreamed, this quietly lyrical tale probes the ambiguous welcome extended by Iran to the Afghani refugees who streamed across its borders, desperate for work and food.
June 21, 2002
Lovely and poignant. Puts a human face on a land most Westerners are unfamiliar with.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
November 1, 2002
The film's sharp, often mischievous sense of humor will catch some off guard...
| Original Score: A-
December 8, 2001
Baran depicts the alchemical process whereby a perceived enemy can be transformed into a loved one.
January 5, 2002
a hauntingly humanistic film
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 29, 2002
The universal theme of becoming a better person through love has never been filmed more irresistibly than in 'Baran.'
December 19, 2002
The faces of its inarticulate characters tell the story, and Majidi has put some amazing faces on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 24, 2003
Uma comovente (e divertida) história de amor.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2001
Plunges you into a reality that is, more often then not, difficult and sad, and then, without sentimentalizing it or denying its brutality, transforms that reality into a lyrical and celebratory vision.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 7, 2001
Majidi's poetic love story is a ravishing consciousness-raiser, if a bit draggy at times.
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