Rosewater Synopsis
In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours...
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Movie Reviews

Jon Stewart is a gentle old soul

By kbmshop
The telling of this story was handled smartly with sensitivity to the story and the audience. He did not need to shock us with brutal images and we left knowing that they were certainly part of the...

Rosewater is Outstanding

By jgsamson
It is amazing to discover that Jon Stewart has yet another stellar talent. Who knew that he is a 5-star film maker! The story is extraordinarily well-played, especially by one of my favorite...

Engaging and Vusualt Striking

By bbachrac
Rosewater is well worth seeing. A well done cinematic recounting of a tragic story with a redeeming outcome. The cast and acting is superb...


By HHoudini
Fantastic freshman effort by Jon Stewart. I didn't know much about this story going in but believe it told it well enough that I have a basic understanding now. Very sad and even more so that this...


By arielleweiner
Great casting, wonderful performances writing and subtle directing. In addition to telling the story of one man it illuminates a view of Iran we in the west often don't see. It is not hard to imagine...

By mimi20091989
political..I'm from the Middle East so I could relate.. powerful script....

Well written.

By slankf
For his first movie Jon Stewart knocked it out of the park! Cinematography and lighting portrayed the story very well. Excellent movie of the human experience in Iran...

Rose Water

By hecvaryes379
I thought it was a thought provoking movie. The movie was dramatic but not slow and the inter dynamics between the main characters was excellent. Jon Stewart did a wonderful job as it's director and...

Iranian Election - An Eyewitness Account

By makfml
For this Iranian-born BBC journalist to return to an agitated homeland to witness, and report on the contentious Ahmedinejad - Mousavi election was a gamble in itself. To do so with a wife awaiting...

Stick to the daily show

By mhc213
Very forced, not compelling at all....

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Rated R | For Violent Content, Some Crude References and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fascinating but intense drama about geopolitics.
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