Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 10, 2012
    The sports drama gives The Iran Job a strong hook, while the cultural context enriches the movie's real story, which is less about Sheppard's life in Iran than about the people he meets.
  2. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Sep 27, 2012
    One of those documentaries that is sad and hopeful in equal measure and exceptional in its storytelling.
  3. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 12, 2012
    This observant documentary avoids pedagogy; it's not always artful, but it has a relaxed, light touch that never topples into pretension.
  4. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Mar 27, 2013
    The description sounds like a real-life fish-out-of-water tale crossed with a sports movie. But the film wants to be more than that, and I'm on the fence about how well it succeeds.

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