No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) Reviews

April 17, 2020
This Iranian drama is ultimately sunk by a flat visual style and an overly contrived plot.
March 18, 2019
Javilvand maintains ambiguity, tension and multiple nuances. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 18, 2019
A dark film in every sense of the word. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 14, 2019
[The film] is built upon guilt... and on the performances of the leading quartet. [Full review in Spanish]
January 14, 2019
This powerful and personal pair of stories melds into something greater than the sum of its parts.
January 8, 2019
...a trenchant exploration of guilt and the disparity of judicial punishment based on the class of the offender.
December 16, 2018
The journey towards the conclusion is a rollercoaster of raw emotion that deftly lays bare the fragility of humanity.
December 16, 2018
"No Date, No Signature" looks at the mean chaos of life and sighs in sadness and exasperation.
August 9, 2018
The shared burden of guilt is incisively examined in "No Date, No Signature," a compelling drama by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand.
August 1, 2018
The execution on display here posits Jalilvand as among Iran's most assured directors to have emerged in this decade.
July 31, 2018
In the dog-eat-kennel times we're living in now, No Date, No Signature presents a story of flawed but generally decent people trying to put right what went so horribly wrong.
July 31, 2018
An absorbing illustration of how minor actions and bad decisions can amplify one another (and have ripple effects of their own)...
July 30, 2018
In a landscape often coldly desaturated by the camera, the plot is secondary to the gripping performances. The scene where an angry, grieving Moosa goes to a factory to confront someone he blames is a scarifying tour-de-force.
July 30, 2018
Vahid Jalilvand's film is so worked out that you know that every nuance is pointed and intentional.
June 29, 2018
It's another fine example of the kind of painfully honest cinema being produced in that part of the world.
June 28, 2018
A dark character piece that studies issues of responsibility in a country suffocated by legalities, and offers more than a few powerful performances.
March 13, 2018
Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand straddles both worlds as he weaves this complex psychological drama, showing sympathy for all his characters.
January 19, 2018
Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand tells a tale about morality and integrity.
September 4, 2017
Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted, it has one drawback for Western audiences in its perplexing plot points based on the local culture and customs.
September 4, 2017
A handsomely made, exceptionally well-played drama that largely works despite a few significant plot holes.