The Salesman (Forushande) Reviews

December 29, 2017
The film advances by forced marches until the second half where the footage intensifies, but without losing that forced and capricious halo that wanders throughout the film. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2017
Farhadi's love of theatre is evident in his stage-bound direction, which is chock-a-block with contrivances. For a purported revenge thriller, there is precious little tension. The tale quickly devolves into a mushy melodrama.
April 3, 2017
Farhadi's films are suffused with an oppressive atmosphere, and there is something increasingly formulaic in his storytelling.
March 10, 2017
The Salesman is a serviceable work, but take away the brouhaha. and I seriously doubt anywhere near as much attention would be paid.
February 24, 2017
A typically ineffective drama from Asghar Farhadi...
February 10, 2017
It's actually more of a soap opera, but without flourish -- dreary and hopeless.
January 23, 2017
The Salesman works well on a ground level, but everything resting atop the foundational drama slowly crumbles.