Persepolis Reviews

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April 23, 2009
Marjane learns that there's no place like home. And we Americans watching realize that people have homes even in the heart of the Axis of Evil.
October 29, 2008
un récit d'une remarquable sensibilité s'imposant comme une oeuvre de marque au sein d'un genre que nous n'avons pas encore l'habitude de voir sous un jour aussi politisé
October 18, 2008
Here is an adaptation so inspired, so simple and so frictionless in its transformation of the source material that it's almost a miracle.
October 18, 2008
An exuberant autobiographical film and dark-horse contender for an animated feature Oscar.
October 18, 2008
The film's nuanced view of social issues is complemented by lovely black-and-white animation work that blends Islamic motifs into a sort of Yellow Submarine-ish world.
October 18, 2008
Satrapi's life story is exhilarating and heartbreaking; filtering political events through her youthful experience of them creates a very different, very human picture of Iran.
October 18, 2008
Effortlessly [juggles] comedy and drama to create a refreshing take on the classic coming-of-age tale unlike anything we've ever seen before.
October 18, 2008
The subtlety of the interplay among the three generations of women is extraordinary.
October 18, 2008
A moving adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about a girl growing up in Iran amid the upheavals of the 1980s and '90s.
October 18, 2008
Persepolis is a superb film about a young girl's coming of age amidst war, fascism and family tragedy.
October 18, 2008
It's striking how much emotion Satrapi is able to convey through these blocky drawings, which are simple but powerfully chosen.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Persepolis is a funny, touching, occasionally frightening and altogether engrossing description of her life between 1978 and 1994.
October 18, 2008
Animation has never been a more sophisticated tool for storytelling, and Persepolis takes the form in a daring direction.
October 18, 2008
September 8, 2008
You will laugh, you will be moved to tears, and you may even come away thinking the human race might actually survive without killing each other off, because there are stories like [this] to remind us that, deep down, we're all pretty much the same.
September 2, 2008
The animation absolutely won me over--Satrapi's art style is simple, engaging, and cool all at once.
August 31, 2008
This is 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.
August 29, 2008
The monochromatic palette and simple lines of Satrapi's drawings go with a lusty sense of humour.
August 29, 2008
An uplifting, funny, moving fable about the difference between the ideal of freedom and the real thing...
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