Persepolis Reviews

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July 6, 2019
A masterful balancing of socially conscious drama, childhood memoir, and outright comedy, highlighting the absurdity of a culture ruled by petty fundamentalism.
May 9, 2019
Persepolis is worth every second of its superb 100 minutes.
November 4, 2018
Satrapi portrays a love of Iran without being revisionist or disguising any harsh truths about the regime. This is an exceptional and exceptionally moving piece of animated filmmaking.
September 5, 2018
Adapting her memoir into a starkly beautiful animated feature, comics artist Marjane Satrapi braids personal history and national tragedy.
August 23, 2018
Kind of interesting and is kind of original but its telling moments are told so often it's like going out to dinner and being served the same course over and over.
January 23, 2018
As a work of art and a fine example of a narrative unvarnished with pretension, this animated feature is a gem.
August 22, 2017
Drawn in big swaths of black and white and embellished with thin curls of cigarette smoke and cascades of jasmine flowers, Persepolis is a gorgeous film.
April 12, 2013
Persepolis is, in its way, a hymn to the enduring influence of family, particularly during a time in which the state is attempting to seize all hearts, minds and instincts for itself.
April 12, 2013
You could ask for a more hardcore adaptation of her bitterly funny, sad and angry book, I think, but not for a more enjoyable one.
April 12, 2013
It's a mind-blower.
April 12, 2013
Equal parts contrarian and humanist, Persepolis -- regardless of how it was inked -- refuses to see anything in black and white.
April 12, 2013
Moving, perceptive and extremely funny.
April 12, 2013
Persepolis, despite its inventive and pleasing animation, drags on dully.
April 12, 2013
The diffused momentum arguably suits the subject: that's teen turmoil for you, heightened here by the troubles of time and place.
February 16, 2012
Marjane's outlook on events is always slightly skewed and caricatured, and the visuals keep Persepolis striking to the eye even during its less dramatically satisfying patches.
April 28, 2011
There's very little that's whimsical about this coming-of-age chronicle, but if we're looking for political reflection we're reading the wrong comic book.
July 6, 2010
Extremely entertaining, often moving and an eye-opener to those of us who know little about Iran.
July 6, 2010
Based on her own graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's film is a masterly work.
July 6, 2010
A moving, intimate, complex, visually beautiful black-and-white story.
August 27, 2009
A gentle dance performed at the edge of the abyss
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