The Circle

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Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics What's this?

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: This film tells the intertwining stories of a group of seven Iranian women, each of whom has a criminal past due to societal prejudices and oppressive laws.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    100
    Naturalistic, gritty, and unrelenting.
  2. Circles the heart of noisy, modern Tehran with an informal, documentary-like freedom that is thrilling in its naturalism.
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    90
    A stunning drama about the desperate state of women in Iran.
  4. A mix of the poetic and the polemic, the film is oddly abstract and untethered.
  5. 80
    The picture is so dramatically textured that you feel something's happening every minute.
  6. In its brisk way, it's a devastating piece of work, and very brave too.
  7. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    63
    This film is fighting the good fight, albeit in a rather heavy-handed way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3

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