• Released
  • April 14, 2000
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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Maryam Synopsis
An Iranian teenager and her family face growing antipathies from their New Jersey neighbors.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
This movie may not have the highest production values you've ever seen, but it's the work of an artist, one whose view of America, history...
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90

New Times (L.A.)

By Robert Wilonsky
It's a wise and powerful tale of race and culture forcefully told, with superb performances throughout.
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90

Film Threat

First-time writer-director Serry shows a remarkable gift for storytelling with this moving, effective little film.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Maryam is more timely now than ever.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
A searing reminder of the relevance of recent history and of the timeless power of fiction to humanize people and crystallize sweeping...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though it's ultimately rather heavy-handed, this drama about an Iranian-American family is heartfelt and topical.
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Well-meaning but flawed drama.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Its subject -- ethnic profiling during a time of international crisis -- could hardly be more contemporary.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This modestly produced drama isn't acted or directed with much flair, but it shows a welcome awareness of the complex links between...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Forget the sometimes stilted acting. Forget the occasional scenes that are borderline cliched. Instead, focus on the message and the raw...
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