Jafar Panahi's Taxi Reviews

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June 26, 2020
Taxi Tehran's pleasurable strength is ingenious at all times because Panahi takes the wheel to sneakily tell the story of his life and the country he lives in. [Full review in Spanish]
May 16, 2020
The car is the only spatial reference Panahi provides, and within that small vehicle, we are offered his silent dissent and resistance as well as his unquenchable need to make movies.
April 14, 2020
'Jafar Panahi's Taxi' is not a masterpiece, but it is a highly recommended film that works both in its most reflective aspect and if you only want to have a fun time. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 11, 2020
'Taxi Tehran' is a brave, committed and undoubtedly necessary film due to its reflection of Iranian society. [Full Review in Spanish]
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]
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