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85
Based on 41 Critics
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  • Bejo (The Artist) digs deep into the secrets and lies that have afflicted all her relationships, in a wonderfully affecting film that haunts you long after it ends. show more

  • The Past makes conventional movies feel artificial. Watching the characters interact in this movie feels like "Here is real life," and real life just happens to be strangely compelling. show more

  • The Past plays out within narrower bounds than "A Separation," and often at lower velocity — a few moments feel almost Chekhovian. Yet the film is commanding in its own right, another exploration of a volatile situation — an estranged husband returning from Iran when his wife requests a divorce — in which flashes of insight or understanding lead to new mysteries. show more

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  • March 02, 2014 jpewther
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    White subtitles need to be outlined in black so that you can still read them on a light background. That might have helped a little in understanding this complex web of human interaction and emotion.

  • February 21, 2014 tbrezel
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    The film's characters are absolutely believable. You can feel their emotion. The children are beyond actors, they are the character themselves. The film moves with ease and intensity....The last few moments pull you, captivate you, cause you to hold your breath and wait.....................

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