Rosewater (2014) - Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

52

Bearable

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Jon Stewart
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 44 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (19)

The captivity scenes are intriguing because of how Stewart confines us inside the four walls of Bahari's cold cell, rarely letting us peek at the outside world.

compelling first 30 min .

It all unfolded like a fascinating drama and the film certainly kept your interest and you really wanted to see how everything turned out at the end and I think the same would be true for people who are familiar with the story as well because of the strong filmmaking in front of and behind the camera.

An engaging and moving film.

Overall, it is a Story Worth Watching and Remembering, still very Topical, and it's a Solid, if Wanting, Effort from Jon Stewart.

Compelling and Topical Low Budget Film About Imprisoned Journaist .

Rosewater is a compelling account of the detainment of Newsweek journalist Maziar Behari in Iran after the contested election of 2009.

Although the moviegoer may already know the outcome of the film, the escalating dangers between captor and captive make for predictable but still riveting viewing.

Completely Inauthentic Propaganda and Poorly Done (Don't Waste Your Money) .

This movie is very light, romanticized, liberal propaganda.

Stewart's directing, however, is largely uncharacteristic of anything I can immediately note, aside from a few intriguing unsteady shots.

Rosewater is indeed a flavored water with an intriguing story.

Jon works for Sumner Redstone, aka Murray Rothstein, and the Hollywood establishment is notorious for its stigmatizing war propaganda (see, for e.

Even though you are not rooting in any way for Bodnia's character, I found him to be a fascinating man and there seems to be more going on than what is first obvious and you can almost detect that he has his own fascination, or even to a small degree, respect, for Bahari and their interactions play out beautifully because of the strong writing and also the top notch performances from these two men.

However this movie was a bit boring but yet interesting for the first half i did fall asleep at one time.

The movie is pretty compelling for the first 30 minutes.

Given the importance of a free press and the direction of the much- loved John Stewart, you just wanted this movie to be more entertaining or, at least, thought-provoking.

By countering the norm for demonizing all things Iran-related, Rosewater sets itself apart as a uniquely thoughtful, fascinating, important and relevant film.

Don't waste your money, wait for NetFlix then avoid it.