Whitney Pastorek
November 04, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Circle (2001)

type
Movie
genre
Foreign Language, Drama
release date
04/13/01
runtime
90 minutes
performer
Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Fareshteh Sadr Orfani
director
Jafar Panahi
author
Kambuzia Partovi
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated

We gave it a C

Bon Jovi returns with a series of near-identical fist-pumpers whose choruses are perfectly calibrated for beer commercials and NFL broadcasts. The bass line from ”Livin’ on a Prayer” anchors obligatory recession ode ”Work for the Working Man,” which doesn’t make its sentiment seem any more genuine. Elsewhere, there are concerns about living until they die, not giving a damn, etc. Between those clichés and Jon’s strained voice, The Circle just feels tired. C

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