Yella

Yella

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Yella Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Far less concerned with character development than with bludgeoning clues to the drama's true nature.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 11, 2008
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

Dressing up a socio-economic critique as a romantic thriller only works if there's enough suspense to keep the audience intrigued.

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

May 15, 2008
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

In spite of some mysterious circumstances, Yella is directed perfunctorily and entirely without suspense or any sense of urgency.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

April 16, 2008
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

The twist ending that softens the blow of this otherwise unique and atmospheric work is not for me to ruin, but it should be said that it shows a chink in the filmmaker's armor

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

February 25, 2009
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

Yella comes off as too intellectual an exercise to be thoughtful or serious entertainment.

Full Review Source: european-films.net

March 21, 2007
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This German rip-off of Herk Harvey's 1962 Carnival of Souls replaces the junky eeriness of the original with a disassociated pretentiousness that is more irritating than creepy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C-

July 11, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Unfortunately, a gimmicky construction helps the writer-director avoid facing the consequences of the drama he's set up.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 29, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Though the film attests that the director can masterfully dredge up metaphysical dread, it also proves that he needs to learn to avoid easy ways out.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

May 14, 2008
David Noh
Film Journal International

The film feels far too schematic and, even allowing for its unrelentingly mercenary premise, far too cold to inspire much viewer identification.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 20, 2008
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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An import non-thriller so enigmatic and subtle that it's inert.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 11, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Yella is a reserved young woman with unrevealed depths of intelligence, larceny and passion. Their gradual revelation makes this more than an ordinary thriller, in great part because of the performance of Nina Hoss in the title role.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 1, 2008
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Filmmaker Christian Petzold meets his goal of providing an alienating portrait of the business world.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 16, 2008
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com

Yella uses Byzantine business deals, corporate shenanigans and sink-or-swim stakes to dramatise the internal negotiation of a character's (and a divided nation's) dreams and anxieties.

Full Review Source: musicOMH.com

September 20, 2007
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Yella is a strange beast: a twisty, slightly surreal mystery wrapped around the tedious art of the business deal.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

July 28, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A strange blend of corporate thriller and supernatural mystery.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 1, 2008
Mark Peikert
New York Press

Somehow, this tightrope walk between the supernatural and underhanded business deals (call it Carnival of Michael Clayton) manages the neat trick of keeping its balance.

Full Review Source: New York Press

May 14, 2008
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Yella clamps down on the viewer with a psychological hold that doesn't immediately reveal itself.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B+

September 18, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

A German metaphorical Reunification thriller and political allegory equating a blunt and feverish appetite for sex and capitalism.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

April 18, 2008
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A suspenseful film carried off without the viewer knowing what the suspense is all about. ... The mystery happening in the margins of this story is more interesting than the mainline plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

April 27, 2008
Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's one of those films that keeps swirling in your brain once it's done -- thanks both to its somewhat unresolved ending and to the many subtle themes touched on throughout.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2008
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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