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

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 2003
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 86% 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.

Full review…
Antonia Quirke
London Evening Standard

It is a sometimes impressive and very personal bit of craftwomanship.

Full review…
Dan Jardine

Visual poetry.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Didn't enlighten me too much about contemporary Afghanistan.

Full review…
Jason Anderson

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

Full review…
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.

Harry Guerin
RT (Ireland)

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

Full review…
Katrina Onstad
National Post

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

Full review…