There Is No Evil

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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    Rasoulof's style infuses the subject matter with a sense of poetry and moral reckoning that invokes age-old Persian literary traditions.
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    Diego SemereneSlant Magazine
    The film grapples with the various shapes that guilt and honor (or lack thereof) might take in a context of state-sanctioned death.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    The movie provokes the wonder and terror of what it means to live in a world where every resolution brings new questions, and the prospects that a happy ending might carry the greatest risk of all.
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    Deborah YoungHollywood Reporter
    One fine episode is worth the price of admission.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    "There Is No Evil" comes across as four films for the price of one, none of its segments anemic, and each contributing fresh insights to the paradoxes of capital punishment in Iran.
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    James MottramSouth China Morning Post
    Debating the death penalty is just part of a complex web spun by Rasoulof, who pointedly explores the psychological stain carrying out such orders can leave on a soul.
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    Amber WilkinsonEye for Film
    Rasoulof schools us in the ins and outs of a judicial system in which not only those who are directly sentenced to death can find themselves condemned as a result.
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    Rafaela Sales RossOne Room With A View
    Many ethical dilemmas can be lengthily dissected in There Is No Evil, but its greatest merit is that it refuses to delineate any moral grounds. The cards are handed, but, unfortunately, the game in question has no end in sight.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    The filmmaker has a talent for creating a sense of dread in seemingly everyday circumstances, one which keeps the viewer guessing, every one of his four stories going in unexpected directions.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    Rasoulof takes an unexpected and morally expansive tact...
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