Persepolis is the autobiographical tale of Marjane Satrapi, sharing her experiences as a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
Distributed by Optimum Releasing Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Artwork © 2008 Optimum Releasing Ltd.
- buy from $9.99
Animated coming-of-age tale is poignant, mature.
what parents need to know
what families can talk about
Tomatometer®reviews counted: 8see all Persepolis reviews
Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: Based on her own graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnauds film is a masterly work.
- Coco Forsythe, Future Movies UK, Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Fresh: A moving, intimate, complex, visually beautiful black-and-white story.
- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Fresh: A gentle dance performed at the edge of the abyss
- Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Intimacy with the history of Iran, the Islamic Revolution through an animated autobiography by and of Marjane Satrapi, a witness to the oppression of civil and women rights in Iran. Persepolis is visually beautiful, and socially, culturally, and politically reflective. Significant.
- fb1216165431, Saturday, September 10, 2011
I saw this movie in school, and my reaction. It was actually pretty good. Very, very good. It had some big flaws, but for the most part, I enjoyed it. Let's start with the bad, and work up to the good. First of, despite most of the movie being very good, the ending flat out sucked. Like it really, really sucked. They leave us on a cliff hanger, yet they never give us a sequel. Heck, they don't even give us a spin off television series. It's right up there with Knowing for worst ending ever. However, the good really outweighs the bad. Marji is a very interesting and complicated character. She is very free spirited and brave, but sometimes that can get her in trouble. By the end of the movie, we truly feel for her, especially when Uncle Anooush is arrested. The script was also very good. I don't often notice a script, but the script for Persepolis was so good it was actually quite shocking. It's a very intelligent and emotional film that I reccomend to anyone, especially historical fiction lovers and fans of the movie The Boy in The Striped Pajamas. Great, great film.
- riverdale237, Saturday, April 9, 2011