The Persian Connection Reviews

July 26, 2017
The Persian Connection is bold, tense, and thrilling, even if its thematic reach just exceeds its grasp.
July 13, 2017
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
Grove impresses with his sleek, inventive style and effective pacing but falls short on depth and substance.
July 13, 2017
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 11, 2017
Ferocious B-movie
July 10, 2017
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.
April 17, 2016
A neon-lit fever dream where culture and sexuality tease an undefined fluidity as Persian and Russian gangsters fight over L.A.'s drug scene.
April 16, 2016
The Loner is a hyper-surreal tale of neo-noir revenge, boasting Middle-Eastern influences that unlock new aspects of an age-old genre.