Marathon (2002)

Iranian expatriate Amir Naderi completes the trilogy he began with Manhattan by Numbers and A, B, C...Manhattan with this unusual drama about a woman obsessed. Gretchen (Sara Paul) is a woman living in Manhattan who is fascinated with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

With so little action or even insight, Marathon is far too long at only 74 minutes.

John Anderson

A portrait of a certain urbanite mind and a city whose tolerance of anonymity provides a perfect stage for compulsion, neuroses and the fulfillment of hidden needs.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

We need to endure rather a lot of amateurish filmmaking to get to the raw, important story that's being told

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

It makes for a satisfyingly excruciating experience.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

The beauty of Mr. Naderi's filmmaking lies in his combination of acute social observation and pure, almost mathematical formalism.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A visual valentine to New York subways and streets as well as a meditation on the universal human yearning to test ourselves against self-imposed limits..

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The real star ... is Michael Simmonds, whose manic black-and-white camerawork captures the unique vibrancy of New York City.

David Ng
Village Voice

Marathon offers one of the most inventive reimaginings of the MTA since D.A. Pennebaker's 1953 cine-poem Daybreak Express.

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Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine

Marathon contains nothing more than its thin premise.

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