Marooned in Iraq Reviews

June 6, 2003
It's a movie that works on many levels, including symbolic and metaphorical.
Top Critic
June 6, 2003
Impresses with its varied notes and clear understanding of the powerful entertainment value in a road picture spryly maneuvering across heavily mined terrain.
June 5, 2003
It puts a face and name to people and events we hear about nightly on CNN.
May 23, 2003
Not surprising that it's more tragicomedy than yukfest.
May 22, 2003
Even though the film's tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to endure.
May 22, 2003
Moving from the harsh reportage of his first feature, A Time for Drunken Horses, Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi looks at life through the all-seeing but forgiving lens of comedy.
May 2, 2003
Though Marooned in Iraq falls short of greatness, its timing couldn't be more brilliant.
April 30, 2003
Part rollicking road picture, part ardent homage to ethnic homeland, and part unexpected last laugh for Iran-based Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi.
April 25, 2003
Often very funny and poignant.
April 25, 2003
The generalizations and speculations of the television anchors and commentators fade away in the face of a film like Bahman Ghobadi's Marooned in Iraq.
April 22, 2003
This lusty, heartfelt movie has a near Brueghelian visual energy and a humanist passion as contagious as its music.