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Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) Reviews

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January 9, 2017
It would be easy to write Fireworks Wednesday off as a melodrama, but Farhadi builds it so methodically and so intentionally, that you get a sense for every character, and every revelation hits harder than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 18, 2016
Fireworks is an exhausting film that might telegraph some of its twists, but Farhadi still manages to make them feel devastating in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2016
[In a] Farhadi film... each divulged bit of information forces the audience, and the characters, to reevaluate what they thought they understood.
March 21, 2016
Another precisely calibrated, culturally specific demonstration of Farhadi's skills in constructing empathy machines.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 22, 2016
Fireworks Wednesday could work just as well as a chamber play as a film, but Farhadi uses the medium to careful, cunning effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 21, 2016
Any time you get to see a radiant bride-to-be (Taraneh Alidoosti) try on her dress and admire her reflection at the outset, you know that bliss is in the crosshairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2016
Asghar Farhadi's 2006 film interrogates the tensions between tactility and vision in complex ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2016
Asghar Farhadi's exquisite, complex family drama approaches class conflicts and contrasts in contemporary Iran with a richly layered story.
April 30, 2016
It was made 10 years ago but plays like new with its timeless scenes of marital strife and all the lying, deceiving and mistrust that go with it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 14, 2016
Gotta hand it to Asghar Farhadi: When he promises fireworks in the title of Fireworks Wednesday, he delivers, both literally and figuratively.
March 17, 2016
While not as brilliant as his 2012 Oscar-winning "A Separation" or 2009's "About Elly," the film has the same qualities of compassion and suspense that have made Farhadi one of the world's most acclaimed directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
March 17, 2016
Judged inside or outside of its creator's ongoing career-as early proof of his gifts or just a stand-alone domestic drama with the extra kick of mystery the filmmaker always applies-Fireworks Wednesday fascinates.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 15, 2016
Not just interesting in how it foreshadows the filmmaker's more mature works, but also a gripping piece of storytelling in its own right.
April 29, 2016
Not one of Farhadi's subtler projects.
January 2, 2017
Although Fireworks Wednesday holds its own among Farhadi's impressive catalog, it's not his best.
April 20, 2016
While "Fireworks Wednesday" is a bit more obvious with its tale of household unrest, it captures human reaction wonderfully, keeping a tight leash on melodramatic impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2017
Here's a film directed by a relative newcomer, Asghar Farhadi, that feels just as fresh as films by his predecessors, yet it also turns slightly inward, getting a little closer to the more turbulent human emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2016
It isn't the subtlest motif, but Farhadi's message is clear: Even the most idyllic-seeming marriage is nothing more or less than a series of landmines to be skirted with the utmost care.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 15, 2009
Delves into the messy lives of modern-day Iranians living a tense life in bustling Tehran.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 20, 2016
It's an artfully told tale, looping and relooping secrets and lies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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