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The Patience Stone Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    The more typical approach transforms the material, and not for the better—rather than a revelation about how it feels to live her life, this feels like a document of what that life might look like as a conventional, often pokey movie.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Mr. Rahimi opens up an entire world inside the couple’s modest house, filling its few rooms with enough air, sharp words and slow-boiling intrigue that the walls never feel as if they’re closing in on you.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Neil Young

    A luminous central performance from Golshifteh Farahani distinguishes an ambitious if somewhat monotonously wordy adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It is a tour de force for the actress, needless to say. Iranian Golshifteh Farahani is wonderful in the role.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    Sensual and horrifying, The Patience Stone plays like a mesmerizing, modern take on the tales of Scheherazade and a parable on the suffering of Afghan women.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bruce Ingram

    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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  • 90

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    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.

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