The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hohle des gelben Hundes) Reviews

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May 6, 2011
Unique, mild glimpse into nomadic Mongolian kids' lives.
August 7, 2008
June 15, 2007
a mournful elegy for the passing of an entire culture.
March 7, 2007
How wonderful it is to encounter a film like this, with its sweet simplicities and its quiet observations.
January 25, 2007
The movie is very beautiful and also very slow, mostly due to the relatively primitive setting.
January 4, 2007
Damn me for an unreliable cynic, but The Cave of the Yellow Dog is a remarkable movie: touching, honest, and unassuming, without a hint of irony or false motive.
January 4, 2007
Add in a wisecracking sidekick with a Brooklyn accent, and the Mongolian drama "Cave of the Yellow Dog" could be remade as a Disney cartoon.
December 30, 2006
Here, it's 'progress' the family rebels against. There's a sense their existence, which is unencumbered by PlayStations or balsamic vinegar, is endangered. That idea, like everything else in this low-key charmer, is expressed in simple terms.
December 30, 2006
At the same time, [director Byambasuren] Davaa also concentrates blissfully on those fleeting moments of life that most movies excise in favor of forwarding the plot. This gentle, observant storytelling is perfectly appropriate for kids.
December 30, 2006
The Cave of the Yellow Dog is a gentle film, leisurely of pace and nicely shot. To me, it seems more like a National Geographic special than the sort of thing I look for in cinema.
December 30, 2006
It must also be noted that each of the Batchuluun children are extraordinary and that Nansal Batchuluun (both her real and her character's name) is among the most captivating creatures captured on film -- ever.
December 25, 2006
A truly touching tale which patiently paints a simple tableau while ever so subtly highlighting an endangered lifestyle deserving of protection from the onslaught of Western civilization.
December 19, 2006
It exudes a sweetness and easygoing charm that make it hard to resist despite its lackadaisical quality.
December 15, 2006
This is no heart-tugging family drama; rather it's a contemplative, compassionate portrait of a hardy people. Offered as a borderline documentary, it proceeds in long, uncluttered takes.
December 15, 2006
Thanks to some ace photography, the beautiful Mongolian wilderness also has a strong presence.
December 12, 2006
A simple film, yes, but a wonderful one, nonetheless. But then, I am a sucker for any film with little girls and dogs.
December 12, 2006
Mongolia is no longer habituated by Genghis Khan and his Mongol horde. Instead we are treated to three of the cutest kids you'll ever see on screen.
December 8, 2006
A quiet gem, suitable for all ages.
December 8, 2006
Yellow Dog is engaging, if familiar, viewing.
December 8, 2006
This unassuming drama of a nomad family brims with small marvels.
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