The Gardener

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  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Aug 8, 2013
    An intimate, discursive inquiry into religious belief that opens to include questions about cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Cutler
    Aug 6, 2013
    The filmmaker once responsible for virtuoso, tragicomic social critiques like The Cyclist (1987) and Marriage of the Blessed (1989) now delicately works to see how beautiful the world can look when people embrace each other's differences.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Kuipers
    Jun 10, 2013
    A stimulating and highly accessible cinematic conversation.
  4. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Jun 10, 2013
    Images and metaphors whimsicially combine in a fine, fast-flowing documentary introducing the Baha'i faith.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jul 31, 2013
    The elder Makhmalbaf, who wrote and directed, puts many spins on this ethereal mood piece — it is by turns poetic, impressionistic, metaphorical and even a bit trippy — without satisfying such genre basics as structure, depth and resolution.

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