Panj  asr (At Five in the Afternoon)
Panj asr (At Five in the Afternoon) (2003)

Iranian writer/director Samira Makhmalbaf directs At Five in the Afternoon, co-scripted by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf (director of Kandahar). In the bombed-out ruins of post-Taliban Kabul, Noqreh (Agheleh Rezaie) lives with her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This lushly photographed movie stands as a testament to dreams and determination on both sides of the camera and everywhere in the world.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Didn't enlighten me too much about contemporary Afghanistan.

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Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY

Despite the deprivations suffered by its subjects, At Five in the Afternoon is distinguished by the elegance and eloquence of its images.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A feature that sifts through the rubble of global politics and finds this: a teaspoon of hope mixed with buckets of despair.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

An already powerful story could've had more impact had the characters been developed further.

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Katrina Onstad
National Post

It's a winning glimpse at a country that occupies our consciousness but until now has remained unseen.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

An unsettling and uneven work in which we must make do with a few sequences that hit the bull's-eye and many more that can't even locate a target.

Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Visual poetry.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

The film operates in the realm of the human condition.

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