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Maryam Reviews

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February 28, 2002
Less about racial profiling than racial self-hatred, Maryam is all shallow afterschool special with a loathsome anti-foreign core.
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March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 22, 2002
[Serry] wants to blend politics and drama, an admirable ambition. It's too bad that the helping hand he uses to stir his ingredients is also a heavy one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 22, 2002
Serry does a fine job of capturing the climate of the times and, perhaps unwittingly, relating it to what is happening in America in 2002. But hard-to-believe plot twists force the movie off track in its final half hour.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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+
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
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2002
Maryam is more timely now than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 19, 2002
It's a very valuable film...
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
September 16, 2005
Smarter in its message than its execution, this is still a thought-provoking rental.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2002
First-time writer-director Serry shows a remarkable gift for storytelling with this moving, effective little film about life in the USA for Iranians during the hostage crisis in 1979.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
March 7, 2002
It's a wise and powerful tale of race and culture forcefully told, with superb performances throughout.
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
April 21, 2002
It's good; indeed, it's important.
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2002
Most impressive, though, is the film's open-ended finale that refuses to entirely close its characters' emotional wounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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