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The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid) Reviews

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February 22, 2002
In an era when ethnic hatred turns groups against each other, it is salutary to come across a film about universal qualities linking people from different cultures.
February 14, 2001
By putting itself in sync with the rhythms of everyday life, it offers a reminder that the simplest forms of filmmaking can be the most satisfying.
January 1, 2000
Those with the patience to sit through all eighty-five minutes will uncover a sublime, unconventionally engrossing story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Panahi has much the same kind of talent, a concern to make his film a kind of home for its characters, but he has not yet found [Kiarostami's] secret, how to find and hold the still point of the turning world.
January 1, 2000
There are LONG stretches of... well, real time.
January 1, 2000
Panahi brings film back to its elemental magic.
January 1, 2000
Raziah takes everything at face value, forcing us to look again at people and situations we would immediately judge as good or bad -- reason enough to see this film.
January 1, 2000
Without it ever being said, we get to meet and deeply appreciate some of the Iranian people who never make the news.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The brilliance of the film, is in its simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
[Mohammadkhani] has no screen presence and more over was about as much fun to listen to as someone scraping their fingers down a blackboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Simple yet appealing movie from Iran's burgeoning film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Memorably simple, memorably resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Explores childhood on its own terms, with great respect and an unerring sense of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
We need to fall in love with Razieh to see the film properly, and we do.
January 1, 2000
Often this movie just feels like a walk in the park with a recalcitrant child. How much can you stand to watch?
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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