Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) Reviews

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November 29, 2018
[An] unexpected break in the narrative deepens the film's ambiguous ending and makes it more powerful.
June 18, 2016
Kiarostami executes a filmic social study that digs deep into the public and private psyche of Iran's male populace via the age-old query that Shakespeare elegantly distilled into, "to be or not to be; that is the question."
December 6, 2009
Taste of Cherry confirmed Kiarostami as the most acclaimed director of Iran's rich film culture...
September 1, 2009
Kiarostami's insistence on putting a frame around his vision keeps the freedom of interpretation--and the responsibility for it--in the hands of the viewer.
March 6, 2007
Taste of Cherry might be Kiarostami's most difficult film.
July 17, 2005
July 8, 2004
An enduring meditation on living life. A great film.
January 10, 2003
The #1 U.S. release of 1998: 'A sublime and patient film...[Kiarostami] handles his profound material flawlessly.'
January 7, 2003
That Kiarostami keeps us guessing and caring to the very end as to how Mr. Badii will answer these questions, and that he accomplishes this concern on our parts with a startling spareness, is nothing less than Divine.
May 31, 2002
Que seja aberto a interpretaes um dos pontos positivos de 'Gosto de Cereja'. Que se feche de maneira to terrvel seu - talvez - nico ponto negativo.
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April 12, 2002
July 24, 2001
Appropriately languid and uniquely seductive.
July 24, 2001
While it's interminably slow and I still haven't quite figured out why they went with the copout ending, I can't say it's not an interesting film.
July 24, 2001
Has a visual style that seems rudimentary but becomes increasingly hypnotic and resonant.
January 1, 2000
I intellectually understand what occurs in the movie; I just can't make the leap into calling it a humanistic treasure about life's big questions.
January 1, 2000
Kiarostami is in no rush, but the respect and love he shows for his characters, and the confidence and simplicity of his technique, make Taste of Cherry a satisfying experience.
January 1, 2000
Each of the men seems to represent a different position on the subject -- even though their beliefs are never portrayed in a heavy-handed or less than sympathetic manner.
January 1, 2000
Both purely human and ultimately humane, it's an elegant parable about a man who wants his death and his burial too.
January 1, 2000
I know from my past experiences with great filmmakers, that sometimes I don't like what I see from them the first time and later on change my mind...
January 1, 2000
A masterwork.
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