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The Iran Job Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Although it presents itself as merely the story of a professional basketball player named Kevin Sheppard, who, never quite making it to the NBA, has spent his career playing in lesser leagues overseas, The Iran Job ends up being quite a bit more: an underdog sports story, a fish-out-of-water tale, and an outsider's perspective on Iran's almost-revolution of early 2009.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    This observant documentary avoids pedagogy; it's not always artful, but it has a relaxed, light touch that never topples into pretension.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    One of those documentaries that is sad and hopeful in equal measure and exceptional in its storytelling.

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