The Salesman (Forushande) Reviews

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December 28, 2017
"The Salesman" is a little different in that it is constructed around that crime, and how it shakes the foundation of a seemingly strong marriage.
December 27, 2017
[Asghar Farhadi] remains a deeply humanist filmmaker whose work undermines the mentality of extremism, as The Salesman shows once again.
December 27, 2017
The Salesman is a quiet revenge tale, in which a husband must decide how to stick up for his wife, or if he should. Tension builds from this gender-unequal culture to a crushing finale.
December 26, 2017
I found The Salesman a refreshing and taut mystery.
December 20, 2017
To call The Salesman a revenge film is a little disingenuous: it is concerned with how one shocking incident -- malicious, unexplained -- can upend the comfortable existence of this middle-class couple.
December 19, 2017
Here, as he did in "A Separation," Asghar [Farhadi] delves beneath the surface of quotidian dilemmas, searching for authentic tributaries to the source of our sometimes elusive humanity.
November 20, 2017
Great movie. [Full review in Spanish]
November 2, 2017
This Iranian drama is chock-full of intrigue and has a lot of parallels with Indian sensibilities. There are a lot of reasons to watch it, least of all the fact that it is this year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
October 16, 2017
The performances are splendid and the shifting morality interesting, but this feels like a familiar thriller being given arthouse treatment, with the story unfolding very, very slowly.
October 2, 2017
[The Salesman] depicts a masterful chronicle of the Iranian middle class.
September 19, 2017
It's awfully, though hobbled from the word "go" by one fundamental decision: it picks the wrong protagonist.
September 15, 2017
"The Salesman" may very well get a nomination for the foreign language Oscar as it is a worthy film and very good character study, but it is not Farhadi's best work by far.
September 12, 2017
The Salesman is outstanding.
September 12, 2017
In its oddly quiet and deliberate way, it's a thrilling film to watch.
August 29, 2017
Iranian writer/director Asghar Farhadi blends personal and political drama suffused with metaphoric commentary in his intricately constructed The Salesman.
August 23, 2017
As is the case with many fine movies, you carry these characters forward after the movie's conclusion.
April 24, 2017
The Salesman is a meticulously plotted moral puzzle that, once again, shows how great art can transcend the deeply restrained culture it springs from.
April 19, 2017
A complex, compelling film from Iran - modern day Iran as we Americans never get to see it - it well deserved its win.
April 12, 2017
Farhadi masterfully moves between the real world and the stage production. Not only does this give him parallel points to play with but also offers a compelling look at how an American classic is seen through the eyes of others around the world.
April 6, 2017
The Salesman isn't as stunning as A Separation, but it's still a class act. No one does domestic drama quite like Asghar Farhadi.
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