The Iran Job Reviews

June 19, 2013
A lively, engaging documentary directed by the German filmmaker Till Schauder ...
March 28, 2013
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
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.
October 11, 2012
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
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 9, 2012
This is a complicated, accessible and heartfelt human drama, one that Obama, Romney and Americans of all political stripes should see ...
August 9, 2017
The Iran Job is an engrossing documentary that cannily integrates basketball and a look at Iranian street life in the months leading up to and including the Green Movement protests.
March 11, 2014
...the more interesting aspects of the film are Sheppard's encounters with Iranian culture, and particularly his friendship with three remarkable women.
March 4, 2014
A film that despite its modest means tells a stirring tale about sports and politics. Starring Kevin Sheppard, a completely winning personality and basketball player.
February 14, 2014
An honest and open portrait of work, friendships and relationships in a troubled and lively nation blessed with a vibrant culture and cursed with an oppressive religious regime.