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Maryam Reviews

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March 27, 2009
A lovely, intricate coming-of-age portrait set in a cross-cultural context, "Maryam" reps a promising debut from Ramin Serry.
September 16, 2005
Smarter in its message than its execution, this is still a thought-provoking rental.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
First-time writer-director Serry shows a remarkable gift for storytelling with this moving, effective little film.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 26, 2002
High on melodrama. But it's emotionally engrossing, too, thanks to strong, credible performances from the whole cast.
July 20, 2002
A searing reminder of the relevance of recent history and of the timeless power of fiction to humanize people and crystallize sweeping events into personal drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2002
It's a very sincere work, but it would be better as a diary or documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2002
A quietly moving look back at what it was to be Iranian-American in 1979.
June 10, 2002
It takes this never-ending confusion and hatred, puts a human face on it, evokes shame among all who are party to it and even promotes understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2002
It is enthralling and evocative, despite some flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2002
captures that perverse element of the Kafkaesque where identity, overnight, is robbed and replaced with a persecuted "other."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2002
It's good; indeed, it's important.
April 19, 2002
Uncannily in tune with contemporary global events.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
The film is powerful, accessible and funny. You won't miss its messages, but you'll be entertained as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2002
Maryam is a small film, but it offers large rewards.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
Maryam is more timely now than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 11, 2002
The picture would be better suited to public television, where its modest character will be more at home and its didacticism perhaps less blatant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 4, 2002
Not only a coming-of-age story and cautionary parable, but also a perfectly rendered period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 15, 2002
A lack of thesis makes Maryam, in the end, play out with the intellectual and emotional impact of an after-school special.
March 8, 2002
Carefully crafted, notably in its deft dramatic structuring, and has become timely in a way its maker could never have anticipated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 7, 2002
It's a wise and powerful tale of race and culture forcefully told, with superb performances throughout.
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