The Past
The Past (2013)

An Iranian man reunites with his estranged wife (Bérénice Bejo) in Paris to finalize their divorce, which is soon complicated by a shocking revelation by her daughter from a previous marriage. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully written, sensitively directed, and powerfully acted, The Past serves as another compelling testament to Asghar Farhadi's gift for finely layered drama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

In the end, so much of The Past just doesn't have that crucial ring of truth to it. Disappointing and underwhelming.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Farhadi is the rare director who can establish an atmosphere of intimacy that resonates with meaning and sentiment.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

The revelations Farhadi relies on to propel the story are not as compelling as he gives them credit.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Farhadi has pulled off the dysfunctional family mystery trick twice now, brilliantly, and perhaps three times in a row would be too much. But it's doubtful he will leave behind the fertile ground of family ties and modern messiness. He sees so much there.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

What a teller of domestic truths Asghar Farhadi has become.

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Clayton Davis
AwardsCircuit.com

One of the most impressive things about Farhadi's film is the way he reveals facts about the tale and his extraordinary timing in which he reveals them. The movie unfolds like a surprise birthday gift.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"The Past" is long and occasionally feels slow - as real life sometimes does - but never false.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The Past is about people who wish they could erase what came before and just live in the now, but life doesn't let anyone off the hook that easily.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um filme povoado por pessoas que tentam encontrar sentido onde não há nenhum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
A movie with all the trappings of a insightful and intricate drama - the actors display all the emotions of rage, anger, sadness and confusion that failed… More
KJ Proulx
Clouded and stuff with a few too many emotions, Asghar Farhadi directs his second Oscar contender, after "A Separation." What this film really is, is… More
Carlos Magalhães
Farhadi proves again that he is one of the greatest storytellers nowadays to shape nuanced, three-dimensional characters, making it impossible for us to take… More
Mark Hobin
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has a knack for extracting fervid passion from our everyday lives. His talent for constructing a fascinating tale from a… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Samir: When two people see each other after 4 years and still fight together, it shows that there is something unsolved between them. One of the best things… More
Saskia D.
The story enfolds piece by piece and stays captivating. If you liked A Separation, you'll like this one as well.