Crimson Gold

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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. VinceH.
    Jul 2, 2004
    10
    "Crimson Gold" is what the French call "copinage", which means a movie made solely by and for the cinema community. i.e. it is essentially a movie for critics and even the most patient film buff may be either bored or angry (read JD Knight's review). If you are a fan of Iranian cinema, especially the previous films of Abbas Kiarostami (who wrote the scipt) and Jafar Panahi (who made "Crimson Gold" is what the French call "copinage", which means a movie made solely by and for the cinema community. i.e. it is essentially a movie for critics and even the most patient film buff may be either bored or angry (read JD Knight's review). If you are a fan of Iranian cinema, especially the previous films of Abbas Kiarostami (who wrote the scipt) and Jafar Panahi (who made "The Circle" & "The White Balloon"), you will not be dissapointed. This is Kiarostami's best script since "Taste of Cherry" and Panahi's best direction yet. The main anchor of the film is Hossain Emadeddin's main perf, which is the most powerful & memorable of the year by far. Expand
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    90
    A flawlessly executed character study.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    Succeeds as a universal account of frustration applicable to any urban center where the gap between haves and have-nots is tauntingly visible.
  3. 70
    Its characters are no different from the rest of us, in the cluster of their annoyances and kicks, yet utterly removed from us by a system that frowns upon ordinary desire. Jafar Panahi's movie, unsurprisingly, has been outlawed in Iran. Nobody likes a prophet. [19 January 2004, p. 93]