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Chicken With Plums

Rated PG-13 for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/31/2012 , 91min.
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Critic score based on 23 reviews

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October 01, 2012
This is the best film I have seen so far this year. It was 10x better than The Master. I wish PTA had seen Chicken with Plums because then he'd know the difference between entertaining and boring an audience.
August 30, 2012
Chicken with Plums - A Fabulous Fable -, 30 August 2012 This is a brilliant film composed of wit, romance and all the art and style that makes film enjoyable. With set pieces, animation and fabulous actors the directors have created a unique and memorable fable. The visuals are magical and some satirical, all dressed in a vision of charm and enveloped with the romance of music. Romance and Art

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The Hollywood Reporter
Both winsome and sophisticated, Chicken with Plums unfolds like a rich Persian carpet woven of memories and nostalgia in a colorful fantasy Iran of 1958, twenty years before the Islamic Revolution turned the country to somber grays. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The result is captivating, but not exactly moving: Nasser-Ali's grand passion is posited rather than communicated, in spite of Mr. Amalric's exquisitely soulful performance. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
A whimsical, sad, diverting and altogether delightful exploration of how cinema can benefit, not only from glancing back at its own past, but by staying open to parallel forms of presentation and play. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Amalric's performance is comically moving in the manner of silent actors, and the film is beautifully wrought with moments of enchantment. Alas, Chicken is a movie that begins with a crescendo and doesn't sustain its lyricism. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Chicken With Plums is not a thoroughly delectable concoction, but its exotic flavor is worth sampling. Full Review

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