Reactions to The Salesman

A strong score of 83.42 per cent for Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman. Some comments:

  • “Another excellent film. Well chosen!”
  • “Riveting, uncompromising and very cruel. A compelling watch!”
  • “Acting superb. Direction superb. Cinematography superb. Well worth the Oscar.”
  • “Brilliant. As was his last film. Great director!”
  • “Extraordinary storyteller. Great actors.”
  • “Refreshing change, not being able to guess who did it until the end.”
  • “Beware the urge to revenge.”
  • “So much fascination in a repressed society.”
  • “A very strange story; utterly compelling.”
  • “On the edge of my seat. Hope the old guy lived!”
  • “Very intense. Really enjoyed it.”
  • “Very powerful and gripping.”
  • “Thoroughly captivating drama.”
  • “Very complex interplay of right and wrong, revenge and forgiveness, in a society where much can’t be said.”
  • “Real life sentiments – strangely enjoyable”
  • “An engaging film, well acted, clever plot, dramatically tense.”
  • “Very gripping.”
  • “Too long.”
  • “Good – acting only. Utterly depressing, misogynistic, terrifying!”
  • “It was hard work and hard to follow the logic of Islamic culture.”
  • “Bit drab. I stupidly had hoped to see more more of Persia.”
  • “Very predictable.”
  • “Boring and stupid.”
  • “Interesting but not enjoyable. Difficult for an outsider to understand.”