Compelling and upsetting in all the right ways - unsurprisingly.
But I still sometimes struggle to make sense of Farhadi's visual strategy, which seems to go from workmanlike and serviceable, at worst even erratic, to bold and downright mesmerizing from one minute to the next.
And there is still that needlessly nervous editing, too often robbing the images of their power. But just like in A Separation this overzealousness is front-loaded, and the film relaxes eventually.
Either way, good stuff overall. I really need to catch up on the Farhadi films I missed.