A gem, captured in the unhurried, low-key style favored by many directors of the Iranian new wave.""""
- Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Tribune
Secret Ballot charms with its amalgam of absurdity, optimism, humor, and avuncular regard for the million small daily chores, rituals, suspicions, and courtesies of dwellers on even the sparsest spots on earth."" ""
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
Funny, provocative, well-paced and leaves a memorable bittersweet aftertaste.""""
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times