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Persepolis Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 25, 2008
A delightful, curious film that indulges in both the personal and the political and provides a potted history of modern Iran through one woman's experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
April 25, 2008
The monochrome animation is stark and beautiful, and Marjane's an appealing narrator. Often hilarious, sometimes tragic, this may be low-tech, but it's high-class.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2008
Persepolis is very different and bold, beautiful and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 27, 2008
The political component is understated, but then it suddenly slips in and snaps at you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
March 1, 2008
A lot of beautiful animated sequences that could only come to life in movement . . . We've had this incredible wave of films giving us Iran from an insider's point of view--maybe now it's time for the exile's.
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 28, 2008
An art-house cartoon about war and revolution as seen through the eyes of a potential Blossom is more than just unique -- it's rich, eye-catching, educational, and, yes, crowd-pleasing.
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Despite the grimness of its subject matter, Persepolis is a relentlessly charming, persistently amusing tale about patriotism, familial love and the need to carry on, even in the face of madness and absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 26, 2008
Serve para ilustrar como uma técnica historicamente associada a filmes infantis vem criando obras que representam o que de melhor o Cinema mundial tem oferecido ao público mais maduro.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 26, 2008
at times uproariously funny, and it has moments of beautifully wild abandon
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 21, 2008
what might in other hands have been ethnographic agitprop is instead an engaging, character-based tragicomedy, grounded in what might be called the politics of real people.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 19, 2008
Satrapi is ultimately less an Iranian girl than she's like any young person anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
February 19, 2008
The movie's visual style is nothing short of exquisite.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 16, 2008
Has more intelligence than the usual animation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 15, 2008
If Charles M. Schulz's 'Peanuts' cast was transported inside 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' the visual result might resemble this film...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Gibron
February 14, 2008
Persepolis is astonishing, a revelation realized in masterful monochrome strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 13, 2008
Is that animated film that really makes the genre stand out and shows America that this medium can offer so much more than talking fish...
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
February 8, 2008
With poignancy, humor and evocative animation, Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, who co-wrote and co-directed, detail a coming of age that coincided with the deterioration of a nation.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 8, 2008
Animated by hand, often in glorious black and white, this French classic has the pathos, wit and intellectual sting of great political filmmaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
February 8, 2008
If you go to see Persepolis, you're going to do something you might not have expected to do in your life. You're going to fall in love with an Iranian girl.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 7, 2008
Persepolis is passionate, comically poignant and universally familiar in ways that expose the penguins and rodents that are its fellow Oscar nominees for best animated feature as being commercial and conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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