Marooned in Iraq
Marooned in Iraq (2003)

Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi directed this wartime drama leavened with comedy, which at once examines the Gulf War of the early '90s and offers a prescient perspective on the attitudes and events which (in part) led to the War in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a movie that works on many levels, including symbolic and metaphorical.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Not surprising that it's more tragicomedy than yukfest.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Ghobadi's witty dialogue successfully balances pathos and humor in palatable fashion

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Boston Globe

Impresses with its varied notes and clear understanding of the powerful entertainment value in a road picture spryly maneuvering across heavily mined terrain.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Even though the film's tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to endure.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A sorrowful road comedy set in a place where hardship and humor are brothers in arms.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

It puts a face and name to people and events we hear about nightly on CNN.

Henry Sheehan
L.A. Weekly

Moving from the harsh reportage of his first feature, A Time for Drunken Horses, Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi looks at life through the all-seeing but forgiving lens of comedy.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Marooned in Iraq is touching, funny, riveting, devastating and rife with extraordinary images.

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[font=Century Gothic][color=darkslateblue]"Marooned in Iraq" takes place in the Kurd dominated regions of Iran and Iraq, towards the end of the… More