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  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A blandly generic romantic comedy mainly notable for its largely centering on Iranian-American characters, Shirin in Love demonstrates that clichés cross all ethnic boundaries. show more

  • 63
    RogerEbert.com

    Shirin in Love blends tangy romantic comedy and tart social satire into a cinematic cocktail that's pleasingly off-beat, warm-spirited and knowing. show more

  • 50
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    There’s a glint of a clever idea here, but writer-director Ramin Niami’s reliance on tired rom-com tropes only serve to drag down the film, which plays out like a Harlequin romance. show more

  • 40
    Noah Berlatsky The Dissolve

    A pallid romantic comedy possessed of neither imagination nor heart, it stumbles, like its star, from one familiar setpiece to another with a kind of dutiful, joyless resignation. show more

  • 30
    Aaron Hillis Village Voice

    There's very little to distinguish this from every other characterless rom-com with a demographically marketable hook. show more

  • 30
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    It’s the kind of movie that makes you zero in on and root for an actor (Ms. Madigan) as she tries to wring something real out of her lines, but there’s no saving this film. show more

  • 30
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    When not serving up sentimental contrivance, Shirin in Love is just tepidly cute, with wan comic situations and lines that provide little opportunity for a game-enough cast. show more

  • 20
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    An abject filmmaking lesson in the many ways to irk moviegoers: cardboard characters, dippy plotting, sentimental overkill and tortuous logic. show more

  • 37
    Mark Jenkins Washington Post

    Although Boniadi makes Shirin nearly as likable as she’s supposed to be, writer-director Ramin Niami’s movie is crudely contrived and sloppily edited. show more

  • March 17, 2014 mj00000000185647
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    Acting was bad, the movie was just not well-made and was very cheesy :( I wish that it was, we were disappointed...

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