The Salesman (Forushande) Reviews

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October 4, 2019
Farhadi's strength lies in his ability to cast adept performers able to convey the subtle complexities of his prose, and what Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini achieve here is exciting as it is troubling.
August 13, 2019
There is a reason Farhadi is an award-winning filmmaker and The Salesman is a shining example of his excellent work.
April 2, 2019
Slow moving and emotionally involving, Farhadi's The Salesman is immaculately crafted but lacks the power and potency of A Seperation.
February 21, 2019
Don't miss this film, and if you're not already familiar with the play within the film, this is a great excuse to correct that.
February 8, 2019
Even if Farhadi rarely leaves me impressed with his visual capacities, the depths of his dramatic intuition are second to none.
December 6, 2018
Farhadi is an artisan of empathy.
November 3, 2018
The prize for the most relentlessly depressing film of the year must surely go to Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman; it really is the most bleak of morality plays.
November 1, 2018
Cinema is a machine that generates empathy, and there's no greater example of its potential do so than The Salesman.
October 5, 2018
Asghar Farhadi is a morality play machine. He cranks them out like no tomorrow, and every single time I can't help but admire how grippingly he tells them.
August 29, 2018
See The Salesman for an expertly crafted lesson in cultural differences.
August 29, 2018
An uncomfortably intimate look at our most destructive emotions.
August 25, 2018
The opening moments of The Salesman underscore Farhadi's status as one of the great unsung visual stylists of contemporary cinema.
August 23, 2018
Not as tightly coiled as Farhadi's previous films, but worth catching.
August 21, 2018
The quiet, simmering intensity of The Salesman doesn't match the full boil of A Separation or About Elly. It's more about personal humiliation, the kind that flourishes with insecurity and develops into emotional rotgut.
July 12, 2018
Despite the specificity of modern-day Iran, The Salesman can transpire anywhere, any time. After all dysfunctional families, messy relationships and marriages on the verge of breakdown can't be confined either by national boundaries or time zones.
March 15, 2018
Each successive scene tightens the knot that has trapped the characters. [Full review in Spanish]
December 29, 2017
As in his other films, Farhadi presents a very realistic-seeming scenario that's threaded throughout with quiet, masterful details that lead to almost unbearable moral suspense.
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]
December 28, 2017
The brilliance of Farhadi's work is such that he takes a seemingly simple situation and turns it into a never-ending series of twists and turns that work as both Hitchcockian thrillers, as well as simple human tragedies worthy of Ingmar Bergman.
December 28, 2017
The Salesman pulls off a tricky highwire act once Rama's attacker is eventually found...
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