Jafar Panahi's Taxi

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Jafar Panahi's Taxi offers another round of trenchant societal commentary from a director whose entire filmography stands as a daring act of dissent.



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This lauded slice-of-life movie stars exiled Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi as he poses as a taxi driver in Tehran, in this series of portraits of everyday characters hiring his driving services.

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Critic Reviews for Jafar Panahi's Taxi

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  • iven the option, Panahi might prefer to move onto fresh material -- but as man and artist, he seems to be surviving as well as could be hoped.

    Dec 22, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Panahi's status as a martyr for his art could have gulled him into loftiness and pride; and yet, by some miracle, Taxi stays as modest as his smile, the point being not to recruit us to his cause but to put us on the side of his compatriots.

    Dec 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Taxi is easily the director's most accessible work to date.

    Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Jafar Panahi's Taxi looks onto a world where the social order and the spiritual order are at odds, in flux, where the conversations are sometimes cutting, sometimes comic, sometimes troubled, sometimes profound.

    Nov 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A sly, subversive stand in favour of empathy.

    Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: 5/5
  • Panahi looks for new perspectives everywhere he goes, and this search reflects his unwavering devotion to cinema, which has the power to transmit those perspectives to the world.

    Oct 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Panahi dodges his 20-year ban in secrecy with this revealing and highly provocative piece of cinema verité that says a lot about Iranian society in general and even finds the most perfect moment to comment on the absurd censorship rules imposed on artistic freedom in Iran.

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