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This review is for the Criterion Collection DVD edition of the film.
This film explores the ethics of suicide from an Islamic standpoint. Read more
The basic skeleton of this movie (guy looking for help with his suicide plan) has huge philosophical and spiritual potential. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Imran Currah
This was the first Iranian film I ever saw. I always had a lot of respect for the Iranian culture but after the Shah there was not much around. Read morePublished on May 25 2003 by Boris Zubry
This is not a film for everyone! I would call it director's film. Original, complex, mind challanging and cinematographically beautiful.Published on Dec 10 2002 by sia sanati
This internationally acclaimed visual masterpiece by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami may leave you bored if you demand explosions, car chases, or a strong narrative in your... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2002 by "purplo"
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is taking you for a ride around Teheran through his hero in the movie Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi). Read morePublished on May 18 2002 by A. KIRIAKOPOULOS
If there was a deep meaning in this film, then I missed it entirely. After the first ten minutes of driving and talking I was bored. Read morePublished on April 8 2002
It's not just that this is slow-- some of the greatest films of all time (Dreyer, Bresson, Ozu) are extremely deliberate in their pacing, the better to concentrate the viewer on... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2002 by Michael Gebert
A large portion of the running time of A Taste of Cherry--perhaps the majority--is footage of a guy driving around in his car. You think I'm kidding? Watch the movie, I dare you. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001 by Joe Gola