Rosewater

Rosewater

Rosewater

Gael García Bernal (No) stars in this true story of journalist Maziar Bahari who in 2009 was imprisoned, beaten and interrogated in Iran for over 100 days. The journalist's captors accused him of aiding to overthrow the Iranian government, using an interview/comedy skit from The Daily Show as evidence against him. This is the directorial debut of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, based on Bahari’s memoir. 

2014Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language103 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
96%
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Variety

Variety

press

Stewart’s confident, superbly acted debut feature works as both a stirring account of human endurance and a topical reminder of the risks faced by journalists in pursuit of the truth.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Stewart's interest in the material is obviously personal, but his movie transcends mere self-interest.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Like The Daily Show, Rosewater makes uncomfortable political realities into wry but uproarious jokes.

4.0
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SBS

SBS

press

The result suggests the education of a committed satirist in the art of storytelling.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

That the movie is as tense and chilling as it is owes much to first-time director Jon Stewart's keen eye for the way humor surfaces even in the dark places.

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NPR

NPR

press

Has an urgency that's all about the storytelling smarts of its first-time writer-director.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Stewart acquits himself solidly, though not thrillingly, as a beginning director ...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As a case history in the annals of political repression, it feels like a bit of a side show.

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Variety

Variety

press

Stewart’s confident, superbly acted debut feature works as both a stirring account of human endurance and a topical reminder of the risks faced by journalists in pursuit of the truth.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Stewart's interest in the material is obviously personal, but his movie transcends mere self-interest.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Like The Daily Show, Rosewater makes uncomfortable political realities into wry but uproarious jokes.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

The result suggests the education of a committed satirist in the art of storytelling.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

That the movie is as tense and chilling as it is owes much to first-time director Jon Stewart's keen eye for the way humor surfaces even in the dark places.

0
NPR

NPR

press

Has an urgency that's all about the storytelling smarts of its first-time writer-director.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Stewart acquits himself solidly, though not thrillingly, as a beginning director ...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As a case history in the annals of political repression, it feels like a bit of a side show.

0

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