Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Mohammad Reza Forutan, Bahram Radan, Poulad Kimiayi
Low Heights (2002)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Leila Hatami, Gohar Kheirandish
Felicity Land (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A look at the lives of 3 well-off Iranian couples who are ostensibly living an idyllic life and are going to have a get-together for a birthday party. Each couple bearing their own sordid ... See full summary »

Director: Maziar Miri
Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Amir Aghaee, Hamed Behdad
The Cow (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti
Gheisar (1969)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young man's drive to avenge for his sister and brother.

Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Pouri Baneai, Nasser Malekmotei
Crime (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Poulad Kimiayi, Hamed Behdad, Shabnam Darvish
The Deer (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Faramarz Gharibian, Nosrat Partovi
The Boss (2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Faramarz Gharibian, Amin Tarokh, Poulad Kimiayi
Metropole (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Poulad Kimiayi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Just a few hours to his wedding, Amir, a lad from the south of Tehran, receives a call from his closest friend Habib who insist on meeting him to speak about an urgent issue. He rushes to ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Poulad Kimiayi, Arzhang Amirfazli, Hamed Behdad
Protest (2000)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Masud Kimiai
Stars: Dariush Arjmand, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mitra Hajjar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ezzatolah Entezami ...
Reza Ma'roofi
Khosro Shakibai ...
Had-Misagh
...
Foroozandeh
...
Sahand
...
Mohsen
Merila Zare'i
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asghar Bichareh
Bahram Fattahi ...
Jalal
Karina Kimiai
Akbar Moazezi
Saeed Pirdust
Jalal Pishvaian ...
Habib
Ladan Tabatabaei
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate story of family,love,...with verdict.


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2005 (Iran)  »

Also Known As:

Verdict  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Reza Ma'roofi: There has never been a verdict for you.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Below par film noir
5 December 2005 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Masoud Kimiai was one of the leading Iranian directors before the 1979 revolution. His skill at writing authentic dialogue was, in particular, legendary. His movie, Gheysar, started the so-called Iranian New Wave. He made many more memorable movies such as Gavaznha (The Deer) and Dash Akol.

However, his movies after the revolution, when he became much more prolific (Hokm is his 25th movie & 18th after the revolution), have rarely, if ever, matched the ones proceeding the revolution. Instead on concentrating on his trademark of strong characterization and rich dialogue, he seems intent on dabbling in as many genres as possible. Hokm is his tribute to the golden era of film noir. This is evident from the credits where poster of film noir movies (Sunset Boulevard, The Asphalt Jungle, Scarface, etc.) roll on while the Peter Gunn theme plays in the background. The confused storyline involves a young hit-man (a la Alain Delon in The Samurai) and his flame, their young accomplice, a gangland boss and an ageing gangster (played by the best Iranian actor of any generation, Ezatollah Entezami).

Hokm succeeds neither as an Iranian film nor as a film noir. It is particularly disappointing as Kimiai is well capable of producing a decent film noir rooted in Iranian environment rather than trying to copy Melville or Fuller.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wtf! pouyaeftekhari
Discuss Verdict (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?