“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.