Metacritic Movie Ratings
Persepolis Reviews

5.0

90

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Cinematic poetry in black and white. It also is a deeply affecting tale of the power of resilience and an unflagging sense of humor through the worst of situations

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The movie sparkles with witty self-awareness.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    While so many films about coming of age involve manufactured dilemmas, here is one about a woman who indeed does come of age, and magnificently.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    The filmmakers were right to believe that a live-action version of this story would have failed to achieve the universality Persepolis does.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    A dazzlingly smart and entertaining animated feature by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, looks like a black-and-white graphic novel come to life.

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