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The Persian Connection (2017)

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A former Iranian child soldier (Reza Sixo Safai) struggles to maintain a normal life in Los Angeles, struggling with addiction and finding himself caught up in the criminal underworld of the Iranian and Russian mafias. Daniel Grove directed this action thriller.

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Daniel Zolghadri
as Young Behrouz
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Grove impresses with his sleek, inventive style and effective pacing but falls short on depth and substance.

July 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The Persian Connection is bold, tense, and thrilling, even if its thematic reach just exceeds its grasp.

July 25, 2017 | Full Review…

For all the predictable elements of the film, it's well structured and the pacing is impressive given the number of different threads involved.

July 13, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Grove sticks close to the crime saga playbook, suffocating the picture in style and pounding it with overacting, eventually stripping "The Persian Connection" of anything identifiable.

July 12, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Ferocious B-movie

July 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The film's attempts at gonzo transgressiveness only reinforce the notion that Daniel Y-Li Grove would rather get a rise out of his audience than craft interesting characters or a coherent cultural milieu.

July 10, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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