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      Rosewater

      R Released Nov 7, 2014 1h 43m Drama List
      77% Tomatometer 154 Reviews 68% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings In June 2009, BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. He was soon arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and -- led by a man known only as "Rosewater" -- was interrogated and tortured for 118 days. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Timely, solidly acted, and unabashedly earnest, Rosewater serves as an impressive calling card for first-time director Jon Stewart.

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      kevin c Gael Garcia Bernal plays an Iranian born American journalist who returns to his homeland to cover the election and gets caught up in the unrest of the people after the controversial results, leading to his arrest and imprisonment. Based on the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari. Directed by Jon Stewart Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review michelle l Very accurate depiction of Iran's imprisonment of British reporter. Well paced, good dialogue, well acted. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Rosewater is a good first directorial debut from Jon Stewart. The film is well acted with a good script but if you know what happens at the end of the script offers little surprises. I also feel the movie focused a little bit too much on the interrogation scenes which almost seem to last forever. Still it’s a good first effort and a meaningful film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/27/20 Full Review ari v Took me a while to see the film that perhaps I felt took my favourite political pundit at the time, away from me. But it really is excellent. And all too prophetic of American elections to come. Whether intentionally or unintentionally. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r A story to tell, but not told especially well in the second half. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review nilufer e It was a realistic movie about a true story that we are very familiar with here in Turkey. I was also glad to see our Haluk Bilginer in the movie too. It was good but too uneventful for me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In June 2009, BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. He was soon arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and -- led by a man known only as "Rosewater" -- was interrogated and tortured for 118 days.
      Director
      Jon Stewart
      Producer
      Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart, Gigi Pritzker
      Screenwriter
      Jon Stewart
      Distributor
      Open Road
      Production Co
      Odd Lot Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Some Crude References|Language|Violent Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 7, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 21, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.1M
      Runtime
      1h 43m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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