Booye kafoor, atre yas


Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. Boasts rich texture, sly vision and rueful humor.
  2. Farmanara, the actor, brings a real poignancy to the role and, thus, to the story that seems, more than anything, the tale of a man coming to terms with his life.
  3. A movie about life and death; its underpinnings are soaked in the perfume of artistic expression.
  4. This understated Iranian drama affirms life as vigorously as it provokes thought.
  5. The heavy subject is tempered with gentle humor.
  6. 70
    Perhaps it's the difference in culture, but the thoughtfulness in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine shows that its creator isn't letting himself or his audience off the hook.
  7. A fascinating and entertaining piece of work.
  8. As somber as much of this deceptively simple yet consistently acute, subtle and observant film is, an effect heightened by a carefully controlled use of color, it is not without hope.
  9. Mixes whiffs of Woody Allen and Federico Fellini with Mr. Farmanara's distinctive, mordant wit.
  10. 63
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
  11. Farmanara, a gifted director, seems to be getting his artistic legs again, but he spends far too much time following his protagonist in and out of buildings as he smokes cigarettes and otherwise mopes about.
  12. Reviewed by: Ken Eisner
    Resonant with inner harmonies and dark, dark humor.
  13. 60
    The voyage is never less than interesting, even when you have no idea where it could possibly go.
  14. 60
    A humorously death-haunted psychodrama.
  15. Depression is a fair subject for a movie, but this much moroseness shouldn't come to this little.
  16. 50
    At times the picture feels like an affectionate parody of recent Iranian films.
  17. A feat of droll, refractive, melodramatic self-portraiture.

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