Jafar Panahi's Taxi Reviews

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August 7, 2019
Panahi is a master craftsman who continues to make bricks without straw, turning his punishment into some of the most essential cinema of the decade.
May 24, 2019
One of Panahi's greatest skills as a filmmaker is how he can weave such dense and thematically strong material into a film that can feel light on its feet.
April 8, 2019
Panahi doesn't need permission to make intelligent, thought-provoking and enormously entertaining new works -- in between fares, of course.
April 4, 2019
At 82 minutes, this is a brisk but hugely powerful work that is cinema of the oppressed par excellence.
January 24, 2019
Panahi's taxi-cam is a sort of consciousness, unable to stop searching, capturing and presenting the truth.
August 23, 2018
Taxi is not an act of sadness but of joy-and not the joy of a good meal or getting a deal on an automobile. This is a humanist's joy.
November 14, 2017
Jafar Panahi proves he's truly an artist bent on showing his creative habilities. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2017
A fun mix of documentary and fiction that happens entirely on the inside of a taxi. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2017
A political manifesto about freedom, creativity, dreams, and the futility of human existence. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2017
Maybe it's not the best movie there is, but Panahi's artistic value is undeniable. [Full review in Spanish]
August 14, 2017
[Jafar] Panahi's Taxi is essential viewing.
September 13, 2016
Panahi illustrates how precariousness pushes the limits of creativity with a great film. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
A movie that shows new narratives for cinema but also makes a statement about how hypocritical society can be. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
An honest portrait of the Iranian society. Panahi is a man that refuses to be told how to live his life. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
A film that at first glance looks simple but slowly turns into a deep and meaningful story. [Full review in Spanish]
August 8, 2016
A strange fiction with hints of documentary and elements of tragedy, comedy, and everything in between. [Full review in Spanish]
June 16, 2016
Considering the harsh conditions the humanist Panahi had to work under, getting this film released is a small miracle.
June 5, 2016
A movie that doesn't let us sit as passive observers but demands that we think about what how films are made and why films are made and what we expect for films to "do".
May 25, 2016
Throughout, no one addresses Panahi's own real- life plight, but almost every interaction alludes to it, while the director himself smiles and nods, in a kind of extended private joke that would be funny, if it were not so tragic.
May 12, 2016
He may have moved outside to the relative freedom of the streets, however the continuation of the same oppressive narrative persists and he is going to still defy it.
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