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Year
2007
Runtime
96 min.
Directors
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Genres
Drama, Animation, War, Biography, History
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
72,264
Checks
18,567
Favs
1,910
Dislikes
75
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
25:1
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  1. kidijs's avatar

    kidijs

    @Jook I'm sure your opinion is grounded, but how exactly was Persepolis pretentious? :O Sure, artsy moments like color switching, etc., but it all served a purpose, which is the exact opposite of pretentiousness.

    A politically-charged tearjerker that gets to the bottom of things -- including the role of women in even more patriarchal societies than ours. It's a shame that they don't make more movies like this.
    11 years 7 months ago
  2. Graminthesalmon's avatar

    Graminthesalmon

    Fucking fantastic movie. I was actually kind of blown away by how much I love it. The art is beautiful, the story is fantastic, the dialogue is great, the characters are all memorable and distinct and it's an emotional roller coaster. Thoroughly captivating. I can't promote this movie enough, watch it. 7 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, makes for a striking and unusual animated feature, one that puts you in Iran during its political shift from fascist to religious tyranny and makes you see through the eyes of a young girl, then a young woman. There are parts of the world Westerners just don't understand and paint with the widest possible brush. Iran in such a place, so on a didactic level, we learn a lot from Satrapi's remembrances. On an emotional level, her family and friends feel like real people (the granny is the best character, to be sure), and her memoirs are honest and can take the bent of confessions. And though you'd think revolution, war, political prisoners, torture, repression, and the never fitting in would be crushingly heavy topics, thanks to the animation, there's a light touch that keeps it bouncing along. If anything, it bounces too quickly, and when it ended, I was resentful and wanted it to continue for a bit. 2 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in IMDb's History Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's Animation Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #62 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  5. This movie ranks #63 in BFI's 100 Animated Feature Films
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  6. This movie ranks #87 in iCheckMovies's 2000s Top 100
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  7. This movie ranks #106 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  8. This movie ranks #440 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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    440
  9. This movie ranks #847 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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