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The Yellow Handkerchief Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 13, 2010
Just as the relationships at the core of this drama, The Yellow Handkerchief is one big compromise. Make do with the lackluster parts and receive something uniquely pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 11, 2010
A well-acted little film, The Yellow Handkerchief captures the loneliness of these characters and the sparks of hope they harbor, despite everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
May 15, 2010
This uplifting film is an indie gem with a wonderful payoff that will bring you to tears. The acting is superlative and makes this emotionally moving experience good to the last drop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 2, 2010
When The Yellow Handkerchief finally hooks into the meat of Hamill's source story, the narrative tension puts enough wind in the film's sails to arrive at its corny but sentimentally satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 2, 2010
William Hurt and Kristen Stewart and a long, sleepy road
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2010
The unhurried direction of Udayan Prasad and the unafraid choices of the sure-footed cast keep this character-driven drama afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 12, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief is a love story. Two, really. At its center is the sweetly fractured ticking of a broken heart on the mend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 12, 2010
The story arc of Handkerchief is entirely predictable, and the direction is pedestrian. But its pleasures are to be found in the graceful acting of Hurt and Bello...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 12, 2010
This modest but moving indie ensemble piece puts three estimable actors in a convertible, sets them on a long drive to post-Katrina Louisiana and lets the character dynamics do the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief is a surprisingly moving drama -- a throwback to the small, character-driven indies of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 12, 2010
Even Stewart, an untutored colt of an actress who can toggle between natural grace and utter haplessness, finds her groove here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 11, 2010
You don't need an original story for a movie. You need original characters and living dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 10, 2010
The sleepy scenery and charming performances -- Stewart escapes her vampires and reminds everyone what the fuss used to be about -- keep The Yellow Handkerchief from blowing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 3, 2010
Here the fascination is Hurt, so deft at steering his character away from booby-trap clichés that he guides his young costars safely out of sap's way and brightens an otherwise very yellowed tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 3, 2010
With tired eyes, a hesitant stoop and thinning hair, William Hurt makes only occasional appearances in films these days, but he's forgotten nothing about the kind of niche acting that informed his early work and won him a coveted Best Actor Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 1, 2010
The first half of The Yellow Handkerchief is the half-movie of the year, and the rest isnâ(TM)t bad -- just more sentimental, more ordinary.
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
February 26, 2010
...a sensitive, nicely made character drama...
February 26, 2010
Kristen Stewart, just 17 at the time the movie was shot (several months before filming began on the first "Twilight" picture), navigates the swells of teenage confusion with precocious confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
February 26, 2010
The romantic drama earns solid marks for atmosphere, moving shots of post-Katrina New Orleans and acting-few do sad-and-wise better than William Hurt-but each theme is hit a bit too hard and predictably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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