‘Rosewater’

rosewater_xlgPedestrian adaptation of a true story that had all the hallmarks of suspense, thrills and a few spills. Instead, Rosewater provides no empathy, no sympathy – it’s simply uninvolving and at times deeply tedious.

Such a story deserved better and it made me wonder what it would have been in the hands of a more experienced writer/ director than John Stewart. Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel, Amores Perros) tries hard but acting honours belong to the quiet dignity of Shoreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand & Fog).

Rating: 46%

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