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Maryam Reviews

March 27, 2009
A lovely, intricate coming-of-age portrait set in a cross-cultural context, "Maryam" reps a promising debut from Ramin Serry.
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
A quietly moving look back at what it was to be Iranian-American in 1979.
June 7, 2002
It is enthralling and evocative, despite some flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2002
Uncannily in tune with contemporary global events.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
Maryam is more timely now than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 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 2, 2002
This movie may not have the highest production values you've ever seen, but it's the work of an artist, one whose view of America, history and the awkwardness of human life is generous and deep.
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
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 19, 2002
It's a very valuable film...
February 19, 2002
Serry perfectly captures the peculiar climate, creating uncanny echoes with today's situation.