Persepolis Reviews

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January 18, 2008
The story's greatest value lies in its elegant twining of the universal and the obscure: Satrapi's coming-of-age should be familiar to all, but along with it come startling glimpses of everyday life under the heavy hand of a Muslim theocracy.
January 18, 2008
In spite of all the idealistic baggage, the film feels like it's traveling light. The fluid handmade visuals hang onto the uniqueness of Satrapi's heavy-lined work while giving them a smoothness and a visual depth they previously lacked.
January 18, 2008
A riveting odyssey in pictures and words. It's unlike any journal you've read or any animated movie you've seen.
January 18, 2008
It might seem that her story is too large for one 98-minute film, but Persepolis tells it carefully, lovingly and with great style. It is infinitely more interesting than the witless coming-of-age Western girls we meet in animated films.
January 17, 2008
Persepolis may be a crudely drawn, two-dimensional cartoon, but it packs more genuine emotion than plenty of live-action dramas.
January 11, 2008
It's The 400 Blows viewed from behind a veil and drawn with a graceful, ironic black-and-white pen.
January 7, 2008
Epic and deeply moving.
January 4, 2008
The film is mostly in black-and-white, and in a style that draws as much from Charlie Brown as from the style of the novel or the legacy of the German Expressionists.
December 26, 2007
The two main points Persepolis makes are that strife is relative, and all politics are personal.
December 26, 2007
The black-and-white animation won't dazzle your eyes, but everything else about Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's adaptation of Satrapi's graphic comic book series Persepolis will hold you in its thrall.
December 26, 2007
Persepolis, austere as it may look, is full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit.
December 26, 2007
A reminder that even the most complex situations, identities and stories are heartbreakingly simple.
December 26, 2007
It is a vivid, at times heartbreaking, portrait of a life and a nation in crisis.
December 26, 2007
With its powerful fusion of the whimsical, satirical and emotional, Persepolis may well be the most original, inventive and moving film of the year.
December 20, 2007
Persepolis provides an achingly intimate view of how one young girl's hopes and fantasies come under siege by events beyond her control.
December 19, 2007
By turns whimsical, satirical and poignant to the point of heartbreak.
December 18, 2007
Persepolis is a small landmark in feature animation.
December 17, 2007
An exhilarating reminder of what animation can do that other media can't.
December 17, 2007
There is no denying the boldness of Persepolis, both in design and in moral complaint, but there must surely be moments, in Marjane's life as in ours, that cry out for cross-hatching and the grown-up grayness of doubt.
December 10, 2007
Not to be missed in any language. In a year that has given us such marvelous animated movies as Ratatouille and Paprika, this vibrant, sly and moving personal odyssey takes pride of place.
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