The Iran Job 2013

The Iran Job

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Kevin Sheppard, a professional basketball player from America, signs to a team in Shiraz, Iran. His desire to explore the unknown culminates in an alliance with three Iranian women who help in a social revolution.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (2)

  • A lively, engaging documentary directed by the German filmmaker Till Schauder ...

    June 19, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The film takes a distinctly American approach to Iranian matters of gender relations and religious extremism, shedding little light on subjects that are far more complicated than Schauder makes them out to be.

    March 28, 2013 | Full Review…
  • I confess to being a sucker for sports movies, the ones with the "Big Game" at the end. "The Iran Job" has all the requisite elements of that cinematic subgenre, but strives for something deeper.

    March 28, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This observant documentary avoids pedagogy; it's not always artful, but it has a relaxed, light touch that never topples into pretension.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The sports drama gives The Iran Job a strong hook, while the cultural context enriches the movie's real story, which is less about Sheppard's life in Iran than about the people he meets.

    October 11, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Noel Murray

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  • This is a complicated, accessible and heartfelt human drama, one that Obama, Romney and Americans of all political stripes should see ...

    October 9, 2012

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