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  1. truffraud's rating of the film Rosewater

    really good. gripping and moving. gael garcia bernal is stupendous. i can see how some parts were sentimentalized and glossed over with emotionality, which is certainly a hazard of any picture based upon real controversial events. with that in mind stewart did a good job of balancing the story while still getting the punchy points across.

  2. merriell's rating of the film Rosewater

    2.5 rounded. So... was there a reason to NOT get an Iranian actor for the lead?

  3. Ahmed Hasan's rating of the film Rosewater

  4. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film Rosewater

  5. correy baldwin's rating of the film Rosewater

    Mediocrity through oversimplification.

  6. DSPRKY's rating of the film Rosewater

    At times the Iranian "specialist" is made out to be a complete fool, which I think is a cheap laugh. But ultimately it's important to see more of Iran in American cinema, and it's not as Iran 101 as Argo, so at least it has something going for it.

  7. N Alch's rating of the film Rosewater

    A nice effort, but not without shortcomings. The film tries to use Bahari's experience as a universal example of repressed journalism, but the lack of Iranian actors and emphasis on the brutality of the Iranian government make it seem more like a propaganda piece. If you are really interested in this topic, I suggest you skip the film and read Bahari's book instead.

  8. gabyg's rating of the film Rosewater

    For a movie targeted to the mainstream public it's ok, and Gael Garcia Bernal is great as usual. But wouldn't it be more fitting for an iranian-canadian to be played by.... I don't know.... an iranian actor?

  9. msmichel's rating of the film Rosewater

    Under baked dramatically and sometimes cloyingly directed for emotional response that fails. The amateurish direction hurts what should have been a compelling tale about Maziar Bahari with some interesting touches that get over shadowed by the silliness of spirits and dancing to Leonard Cohen music. Stewart may be a biting political commentator that doesn't make him a director.

  10. kian94's rating of the film Rosewater

    only parallel editing to documentary videos parts be worth

  11. dave gunn's rating of the film Rosewater

    An interesting true story kept afloat nicely by the great Garcia Bernal, with amateurish debut directing by Jon Stewart, who tried a few different things (perhaps to try and stand out with his first attempt behind the camera) that I felt failed.

  12. Adriana's rating of the film Rosewater

  13. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Rosewater

    The film, in spite of politically enlightening, falls gradually in the abyss, pushed by the elements that were supposed to bring something more to the emotional side... (2.5 stars)

  14. Adam Cross's rating of the film Rosewater

    A very good debut from Jon Stewart, a myriad of world and independent influences in his direction. I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does next

  15. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film Rosewater

    Sticks and stones. http://theflickeringwall.blogspot.pt/2015/01/rosewater.html

  16. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Rosewater

    A pretty solid movie which seems to tread a bit lightly around what Maziar Bahari endured in captivity. Or maybe writer/director Jon Stewart was trying to convey that and it just didn't quite work. A good movie, though, with some valuable insights and a few clever techniques, some of which work (the memories reflected in windows) and some of which don't .... http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/