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When We Leave Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...an old-fashioned melodrama with all the heightened emotions and focus on the struggles of an almost saintly heroine that you would expect from a work in that genre.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

April 15, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"When We Leave" has a predetermined arc that almost chokes its life, but for frustrated witnesses to this passion play, Kekilli offers redemption.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A powerhouse melodrama that feels didactic and manipulative even as it rips your heart out.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 31, 2011
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix

What elevates When We Leave is the three-dimensional acting and the larger context.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 31, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's grueling, but Kekilli is fantastic.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The personal and the political are represented here. When We Leave is distinguished by strong performances, especially from Kekilli.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2011
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Anyone can make a movie about a woman suffering under the restrictions of a fundamentalist mentality; the trick is making one that doesn't fall back on stereotypes and simplistic finger-wagging.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2011
James Adams
Globe and Mail
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The whole sad enterprise is watchable because of Kekilli.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 18, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's so melodramatic, with such crudely drawn, oversimplified characters and hackneyed situations, that it drains its own pond.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

March 3, 2011
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

Script problems aside, the fact that newcomer Feo Aladag has created such a strong-hearted drama, getting our attention and making us care, opening our eyes to such a senseless crime, is no small feat.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 7/10

February 25, 2011
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Aside from its conclusion, "When We Leave'' is credible and well-observed.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2011
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

Until the final scene, Feo Aladag's When We Leave is an effective melodrama.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An intense and soul-stirring German film about misogyny, tradition, reconciliation, and one Turkish woman's quest for independence.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

January 28, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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There are times when the tension lags badly and the story loses its way as Umay spins between her worlds. Still, it's a worthy start, and Aladag's distinctive voice helps the film survive any dismay.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 28, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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It is frequently gripping and sincere in its intentions, but never quite as revelatory, or as devastating, as it should be.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2011
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Without hand-wringing, 'When We Leave' can move one to head-shaking sorrow, but also to admiration.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

January 27, 2011
Scott Tobias
AV Club

Aladag isn't a particularly expressive filmmaker, and she hits a few bum notes toward the end that feel more like movie payoffs than real-life drama, but she tackles this story with surprising nuance and depth.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

January 27, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Aladag's point, I think, is that no matter how righteous we may feel about this kind of zero-sum cultural collision, for the human beings involved it often results in unbearable tragedy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 27, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A film whose simplicity ultimately raises complex issues and feelings, one made with clarity of vision that uncovers layers without preaching.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

January 27, 2011
Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press

Aladag fully engages with the complexity of the visual language in its entirety. When We Leave is a subtle cinematic feast for the senses, elevated by technical prowess atypical of an artist's first film.

Full Review Source: New York Press

January 26, 2011
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