Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Marathon constitutes a brilliant but demanding finale to veteran Iranian helmer Amir Naderi's New York trilogy ("Manhattan by Numbers," "ABC Manhattan").
  2. Reviewed by: David Ng
    In its ability to transform the drably mundane into something otherworldly, Marathon offers one of the most inventive reimaginings of the MTA since D.A. Pennebaker's 1953 cine-poem "Daybreak Express."
  3. 75
    The real star, however, is Michael Simmonds, whose manic black-and-white camerawork captures the unique vibrancy of New York City. He helps turn one woman's obsession into a valentine to Gotham.
  4. 70
    The beauty of Mr. Naderi's filmmaking lies in his combination of acute social observation (with the subway population providing its habitual cross section of New York classes and cultures) and pure, almost mathematical formalism.

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