Friday, September 4, 2015

Film Review: ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’

By Alissa Simon
FILM 09.02.15 | 04:28PM PT
HOLLYWOOD---Majid Majidi, the first Iranian helmer nominated for the foreign-language film Oscar (for 1997’s “The Children of Heaven”), delivers his country’s most expensive film to date with the lumbering, old-fashioned and overlong historical epic “Muhammad: The Messenger of God.” It hasn’t been worth the wait: The end result is something more akin to 1950s Hollywood biblical fare rather than Darren Aronofsky’s recent “Noah” or anything in Majidi’s previous oeuvre. [link]