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Shirin Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 12, 2016
One of Abbas Kiarostami's trickiest and most radical experimental works.
Top Critic
Ronnie Scheib
February 23, 2012
Shirin offers a feast for the bedazzled eye and a crash course in narrative obsession for the benumbed mind.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2010
A unique movie viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
September 7, 2010
(Kiarostami) studies the roadmap of the face, faces of women both young and old, faces framed by head scarves that are limned by the flickering light of the faux movie screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 27, 2010
The melodramatic, passionate "Shirin" story drives everything forward, and gazing at the faces of these amazing women can be a compelling experience in itself.
Jeremy Heilman
July 10, 2010
It powerfully reminds us of the persuasiveness of art as it simultaneously stresses the humanist perspective of its singular, innovative creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Anton Bitel
Projected Figures
June 26, 2009
for all the probing beauty of Kiarostami's close-ups, Shirin depends entirely on a concept better suited to a shorter duration. By the 20-minute mark, the viewer has got it - and from there on in, the film is just a pretty face (or several).
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