Critic Reviews

85

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Superb acting and authentic details energize this rare Iran/Iraq coproduction.
100
New York Post
This isn't a war movie. Rather, it's a powerful, heart-tugging portrait of the innocent victims of conflict.
100
Charlotte Observer
One of the most heartbreaking, unforgettable dramas in years.
100
It is about the actual lives of refugees, who lack the luxury of opinions because they are preoccupied with staying alive in a world that has no place for them.
100
Ghobadi shows us a world where a village pond can hold both rare goldfish and unforgivable evil, and where every step is onto booby-trapped terrain.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
Offers a sometimes lyrical, sometimes gut-turning portrait of war seen through the eyes of children.
80
Wall Street Journal
A cry of anguish for the youngest victims of every war.
80
The Hollywood Reporter
Heart-wrenching as well as spirit-raising.
75
Sad yet offering glimpses of hope.
75
New York Daily News
There's no refuge in this uncomfortably realistic movie, and that is its strength.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Lacks grace, coherence, and a surface vivid enough to make it an alarm that many will hear.

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