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Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) Reviews

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May 8, 2017
In Kiarostami's furiously clear view, religious dogma suppresses the eye's observations through the dictate of the word; his calmly unwavering images, with their wry humor and generous sympathy, have the force of a steadfast resistance.
September 14, 2012
Does Close-Up reveal the truth? I'd prefer to say it reveals the beauty of distortion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 23, 2010
...not quite close enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 22, 2010
Kiarostamis blending of fiction and nonfiction techniques produces a film that can be peeled back layer by layer, revealing something new at each level.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 24, 2010
The meanings of Close-Up shift, subtly and profoundly, with every viewing; the only certainty is that its rewards are boundless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 30, 2007
... a brilliant mix of contrivance, intimacy, distance, and dramatic closure peered into like a voyeur...
January 11, 2006
Compelling and utterly fascinating, but be warned: This is a rough-edged film that constantly shoves the viewer's face into the fact that it is a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 29, 2002
That it remains difficult to classify Kiarostami solely as either a great director or a great journalist at the film's end only enhances the film's power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 11, 2002
Successfully blends fact with fiction to produce a work more compelling than any of today's infotainment programs.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 13, 2002
Kiarostami's film has artichoke-like layers which, once peeled, are forever resonant.
February 4, 2002
Close Up is still the definitive film-on-film commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 8, 2001
The more one thinks about Close-Up, the richer it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 25, 2001
Kiarostami has made a film that looks into the heart of a man accused of a crime and, instead of evil, discovers only sweetness, longing and a sad confusion.
January 1, 2000
Abbas Kiarostami's brilliantly perceptive film is based on a true story, but is done in mock-documentary style.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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