Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Jamie S. Rich
    Oct 24, 2013
    There are surprising developments and revelations along the way, and they all eventually dovetail into a beautiful conclusion.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Aug 15, 2013
    It's the flesh-and-blood lead performance by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as a profoundly conflicted Muslim wife and mother that seals this cinematic deal. She's superb.
  3. Reviewed by: Bruce Ingram
    Sep 6, 2013
    Rahimi simply made an inspired decision when he chose Farahani...who quietly but powerfully works her way through subtle shadings of emotion from fear to despair to anger to love to righteous vindication.

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