"There’s nothing like hearing a harrowing tale from the people who lived it."- Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
"A counterpart to Argo that straightens out the liberties that film took with historical facts, Our Man in Tehran should fare well with viewers whose curiosity has been stoked by the Ben Affleck film. This polished, comprehensive-feeling film makes clear how much of the work was done by our neighbors to the north."
- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"Luxuriating in the sort of complexity that streamlined films have a difficult time fitting into the confines of a cathartic narrative, Our Man in Tehran is a worthwhile complementary piece to Argo (one can envision it being screened as part of a double feature in high school history classes, as long as American pride permits it), and certainly an involving and rewarding watch for history buffs. More than that, though, it offers a look at the nuts and bolts of diplomatic efforts—how human emotions will always steer the decision-making process, and how, during a time that many insist is fraught with special and unique challenges, we remember to always get a little bit of perspective from the Canadians."
- Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
"With sterling journalism, this fascinating and fast-paced documentary about the Iran hostage crisis' Canadian Caper, fictionalized in 'Argo,' is an espionage thriller in itself."- Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Taylor and Weinstein’s film takes this exciting story that was admittedly well told, at least stylistically, in Affleck’s film, and give it an immediacy that makes the 1979-80 crisis feel exciting, topical and deeply thrilling… this is a beautifully made piece of work."- Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
"It’s to Taylor and Weinstein’s credit that their version of the story starts long before the events of the Iranian Revolution. Where Affleck’s actioner elides over the fall of the Shah with a slick montage, Our Man in Tehran paints a more nuanced portrait, covering in depth the historically strong relationship between the United States and the Shah and the eventual rising unrest of Islamists, and the ways the US and Canadian governments were unable to recognize the signs of the coming political upheaval."- Mallory Andrews, Movie Mezzanine
"Fascinating. It’s a story that deserves to be told, and Our Man in Tehran tells it beautifully."- J.R. Kinnard, Sound on Sight
"Our Man in Tehran is a must-see, highly entertaining, informative recount of history."
- Henrick Vartanian, Brave New Hollywood
"Fascinating... this film had me in its grip from the very opening."- Michael Doherty, PopCulture Beast
"A tidy, tight refresher course in Iranian-American relations over the past 35 years. It’s a lesson well worth revisiting in 2015 as President Barack Obama brokers a nuclear deal with Iran." - Mark Hinson, Tallahassee Democrat
"Engaging... more entertaining than Argo’s fiction."- Globe and Mail
"An intelligent, complex and tension-filled story that breathes life into historical events [and] adds rich detail to the events from the people who were there."- Toronto Star
"Compelling!"- Montreal Gazette
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