Yol (The Way) Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 26, 2014
Güney is a firebrand of his country's intellectual left. His films -- slow, ruminative, defiantly indigenous -- smolder with an ideologue's indignation and a poet's ironic compassion.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 26, 2014
A visually intense examination of Turkish mores and customs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
August 26, 2014
Anger and sadness lie at the heart of this treatise on the perpetuation of the patriarchal prejudices underpinning Turkish society.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Chris Petit
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The film's poetry, its combination of sound and image especially, has an unconscious innocence no longer available to most European and American narratives.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A film whose political and ethnic concerns are likely to be equated -- wrongly -- with cinematic achievement.

May 24, 2003
Güney's sympathy for his protagonists is what makes it bearable to watch.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Each time a sequence approaches cinematic life, it's flattened by the appearance of a thesis.
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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