• Levi J. Meltzer

    ★★★★½

    This film really exemplifies the power of story telling and allowing strangers to walk in the shoes of strangers and seeing another point of view on existence.

    Persepolis fits more than comfortably among the works of Isao Takahata or Art Spielgalman; in finding a form of beautiful animated cartoon realism. This film demonstrates the power of this form of storytelling.

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  • Christian Alec

    ★★★★

    Film #26 of September 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #13: An animated film that’s not for children.

    I remember reading Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis a little bit before the film came out and never actually got around to watching this. I still remember little details that have carried over into this remarkable film. Satrapi's memories told through a wickedly creative animation form is helpful to understand her young life in a revolutionary Iran. It's not the standard coming of age film…

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  • christinasevere

    ★★★★★

    This movie now has to be one of my favorites. Persepolis is a funny intuitive persepctive on director Marjane Satrapi's life. I think I liked it so much because of how relatable it was. For example, Marjane falls in love with this guy who then turns out to be gay and the moments directly after are what any young girl would at the time. I also happen to love animated films or "cartoons" so the fact that this biography was…

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  • Dawson Joyce

    ★★★★½

    #52FilmsByWomen: Film #46

    One of the most witty, bittersweet, and emotionally draining animated films I've ever seen, Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis takes heavy and mature subject matter and tackles it in an incredibly entertaining yet poignant way.

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  • FloRichie

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Persepolis, an animated movie on the revolutionary period in Iran, taken place in the 1980's, highlighted the living standards of citizens and the oppression of women in that period. This movie was from the prospective of Marjane Satrapi, who at that time, was an eager, curious, defiant and a rebillious young lady. As Satrapi got older, she began to understand the stratisfied and oppressed country in which she lived in; subsequently, she began to read more and look to her…

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  • Joshuaalbeg

    ★★★★★

    Persepolis is a great film to get a sense of how women are treated in Iran. Throughout the movie, we see many scenes where women are forbidden to show their femininity and the consequences they'll serve if they do. I particularly enjoyed the use of animation and the simplicity of the dialogue. The animation helped show the artistic side to the film and in my opinion, it kept my eyes interested throughout the entire film due to the black and…

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  • Liam Dillon

    ★★★★★

    "It leaves a few bits out from the wonderful graphic novel that it's based on, but this animated version of 'Persepolis' is absolutely superb."

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  • Ingen

    ★★★★

    50 Films Directed By Women

    # 28
    Persepolis
    Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

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  • Aaiken

    ★★★★½

    Persepolis is a animated coming-of-age story with a perfect blend of humor and darkness. Although the film is animated, Satrapi, the main character, has a way of keeping you emotionally attached throughout the film. The film is black and white, yet grand and gorgeous at the same time and I never once dozed off while watching it which is rare for me when it comes to animated films. Satrapi is witty, rebellious and liberated all in one so when the movie concludes, you wish it were a hour longer just to see what's on her mind next.

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  • Sooy

    ★★★★½

    Persepolis is a definitely an amazing film about a very special girl growing into a woman, going through political revolution, social upheavals in own country, spending puberty and young life in a foreign country and adjusting to home country again after coming back. What's so mesmerizing about this film is that it draws readers into the story and let them relate to this so much despite the very special and unique cultural, social, ethnic background of a character.

    What definitely…

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  • EMontalvo

    ★★★★½

    I’m not usually a fan of animated films but Marjane Satrapi’s, Persepolis was more than I could have ever imagined. The film is an autobiography of Satrapi’s life as a young girl all throughout adulthood. It takes you on a journey of her life as an Iranian girl living through a revolutionary war, living in Europe all alone, overcoming adversity, and heartbreak. The film touches of serious social issues but since it’s animated, this allowed for a more dynamic approach…

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  • asyed71

    ★★★★½

    I really enjoyed this movie and I especially enjoyed it because it was animated. The movie being animated, in my opinion, added so much life to the story. For example, when Marjane kicks the kid pretending to be Bruce Lee or when she walk in on her boyfriend with another girl and him running after her was so much funnier because it was animated.

    Another reason I feel the movie was originally animated is because of the political issues shown…

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