Marathon Reviews

April 4, 2010
We need to endure rather a lot of amateurish filmmaking to get to the raw, important story that's being told
December 6, 2005
April 8, 2004
With so little action or even insight, Marathon is far too long at only 74 minutes.
April 8, 2004
It makes for a satisfyingly excruciating experience.
April 8, 2004
The real star ... is Michael Simmonds, whose manic black-and-white camerawork captures the unique vibrancy of New York City.
April 8, 2004
A visual valentine to New York subways and streets as well as a meditation on the universal human yearning to test ourselves against self-imposed limits..
April 3, 2004
Marathon contains nothing more than its thin premise.
April 2, 2004
A portrait of a certain urbanite mind and a city whose tolerance of anonymity provides a perfect stage for compulsion, neuroses and the fulfillment of hidden needs.
April 2, 2004
What really makes the film work is Paul's striking performance.
April 1, 2004
A minimalist's dream film, "Marathon" should be able to find a small but very devoted group of fans, eager to experience something quiet and thought-provoking.
April 1, 2004
The beauty of Mr. Naderi's filmmaking lies in his combination of acute social observation and pure, almost mathematical formalism.
April 1, 2004
Crossword mavens may enjoy it, but it's too monomaniacal for comfort.
March 30, 2004
Marathon offers one of the most inventive reimaginings of the MTA since D.A. Pennebaker's 1953 cine-poem Daybreak Express.
March 30, 2004
Ludicrously long at this running time -- even seven minutes would have overstated its case -- Marathon truly lives up to its name.
January 14, 2004
It's certainly a gem; a probable "underground" masterpiece.
July 24, 2003
I get it, she's always isolated. She's a lonely soul. Noise makes her feel a part of something. But this film could have been 7-minutes long and part of my Film Techniques class and I would have got that.