A Separation Synopsis
An Iranian bank employee (Payman Maadi) hires a female caretaker after his wife leaves him.
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Movie Reviews

An interesting story..

By frascati
Acting was superb, the story interesting. Was not impressed by the directing of the movie, but altogether it is a movie to see....

A++ But Tough to Watch

By William Kent
This movie deserved its Academy Award. Engrossing and emotionally honest, exceptional acting and production, but the emotions are so strong it is tough to watch. It is not popcorn entertainment,...

So Far and Yet So Near

By red carpet moviequeen
A Separation provides the viewer with up close insight to a society seldom seen except through the distant lens of the media. At the same time it dwells on universal issues of family, loyalties,...

A revelation

By williekiss
What a fabulous movie. So many aspects of life are touched on.The acting is superb and it's fascinating to see normal middle-class life in Iran. There are no good guys or bad guys and anything and...

Should have been a Best Picture nominee!

By jdowney3
This is a superbly crafted drama, showing life in great complexity--that's it's very complicated. Never mind that it's Iranian with subtitles; it is simply a great movie....

Good story .. good acting ,,, good director

By sravandi
The only thing , I can say , Its just a open window to see the other world culture , life , family ,... The acting were good and also director was worked well....

It's all in the details

By kldavis
I read an interview with the movie's creator before I read a review or saw the movie.I'm glad I did. He emphasized how subtle messages must be to make it past the censors, which changed how I watched...

This really was an excellent movie...

By donmontalvo
...aside from prestine acting, and photography, the story was awesome. Recommending this to everyone I know. Don Montalvo, TX...

A Separation

By jagjaxon
Great film! You will be thinking and talking about it for some time. It provides a good look at two couples in Iran and how husbands and wives interact in that society. The main premise my husband...

Independent Films are over rated

By TheMunce
This was an entertaining movie but not even close to being a good movie. I am tired of independent film writers being lazy by not ending their movie and instead just leaving the audience hanging....

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Intense but rewarding Iranian drama has complex characters.
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