63

RogerEbert.com

Shirin in Love blends tangy romantic comedy and tart social satire into a cinematic cocktail that's pleasingly off-beat, warm-spirited and knowing.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
There’s a glint of a clever idea here, but writer-director Ramin Niami’s reliance on tired rom-com tropes only serve to drag down the film, which plays out like a Harlequin romance.
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40

The Dissolve

By Noah Berlatsky
A pallid romantic comedy possessed of neither imagination nor heart, it stumbles, like its star, from one familiar setpiece to another with a kind of dutiful, joyless resignation.
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37

Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
Although Boniadi makes Shirin nearly as likable as she’s supposed to be, writer-director Ramin Niami’s movie is crudely contrived and sloppily edited.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A blandly generic romantic comedy mainly notable for its largely centering on Iranian-American characters, Shirin in Love demonstrates that clichés cross all ethnic boundaries.
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30

Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
There's very little to distinguish this from every other characterless rom-com with a demographically marketable hook.
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30

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
It’s the kind of movie that makes you zero in on and root for an actor (Ms. Madigan) as she tries to wring something real out of her lines, but there’s no saving this film.
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30

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
When not serving up sentimental contrivance, Shirin in Love is just tepidly cute, with wan comic situations and lines that provide little opportunity for a game-enough cast.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
An abject filmmaking lesson in the many ways to irk moviegoers: cardboard characters, dippy plotting, sentimental overkill and tortuous logic.
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29 out of 100
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