3 Faces - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

3 Faces Reviews

Page 1 of 5
February 6, 2020
None of Panahi's usual wit or intelligence is missing, with the focus on outdated male attitudes and the restrictions they place on women in Iran proving to be as incisive as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 23, 2019
It's a beautiful and difficult film.
August 7, 2019
A bizarre journey of cultural discovery, immersing themselves in distant languages, customs and beliefs in order to find answers, like reconnecting with roots they didn't know they had lost.
August 2, 2019
An enigmatic and enlightening drama about the resiliency of the feminine spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 2, 2019
Panahi reflects about the liberty of artists and the complicated relationship the people of Iran have with art. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2019
Panahi uses the conversations with the inhabitants to explore tradition and the way in which gender and violence are linked in patriarchal societies. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 30, 2019
Here we see a Panahi in physical freedom, moving through Iran and giving voice to those who, in some way, are co-prisoners. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2019
Three Faces invites us to know the unknown and the subtle, and in this contradiction Panahi doesn't abandon the political but integrates it with the ambiguities of the world. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
The road is blocked; progress is slow, hampered by tradition and misogyny, but there are still voices that want to be heard and despite his own current house arrest, Jafar Panahi's is one of the most articulate and convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2019
Whenever a Jafar Panahi film arrives, it feels like something of a minor miracle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2019
...more than anything it's great to see the work of a doggedly determined filmmaker who refuses to buckle to the demands of his country's hard right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2019
[3 Faces] is a more meditative reflection on women's relationships to art, work, and labor under Iran's orthodox societal norms and beliefs.
May 1, 2019
A revelatory meander through Iran's remote villages, with every detour throwing a sidelight on customs and habits shaping everyday life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2019
Until now, Panahi has used [digital technology] to reveal the contradictory policies and ignorance that led to his own state-sanctioned creative stranglehold. Here, he gleefully passes the torch to a new generation of female artists.
April 18, 2019
This is another example of how Panahi, under the guise of looking inward, is really using cinema to celebrate his connection to others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2019
[Panahi] inflicts a decent low-key treatment in a peculiar road movie marked by slightly intriguing moments. Who told you this wasn't the truth?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2019
It's so unobtrusively shot that it seems to be happening before your eyes. Implicit is the question, when does a film become a film?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2019
An enlightening, humanistic film that only a great filmmaker can make under such repressive conditions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 4, 2019
The movie could have used a little more visual magic to go along with its sly metaphors, but the final shot... is one for the ages.
April 1, 2019
The journey rambles, but deft images crop up and it's interesting to have Panahi's thoughts on the status of women in Iranian movie making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Page 1 of 5