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

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January 25, 2007
The movie is very beautiful and also very slow, mostly due to the relatively primitive setting.
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 8, 2006
A quiet gem, suitable for all ages.
December 8, 2006
This unassuming drama of a nomad family brims with small marvels.
December 7, 2006
... a movie without commercial pizzazz but with plenty of art-film treasures.
December 7, 2006
... despite the exotic locale and the photogenic moppets, that's not enough for a satisfying movie.
November 24, 2006
If you've never seen a yurt taken down, I highly recommend it. Otherwise, not so much.
November 24, 2006
Those who can get in track with its serene rhythm will be rewarded.
November 24, 2006
If you want to see straight into the reincarnated soul of this culture, Davaa proves once again that she has the understanding and insight, if not always the storytelling skills, to take you there.
November 23, 2006
A timeless movie, and offers a rare chance for the whole family to take a spectacular cinematic trip across continents and cultures.
November 16, 2006
It's a classic family dilemma made fresh by the setting and the realistic circumstances.
November 16, 2006
What pulls the viewer in (aside from the charismatic real-life family playing the roles) is the film's compassionate, empathetic perspective.
November 10, 2006
In The Cave of the Yellow Dog, set in Mongolia, the dog is cute, the children are adorable, and the earth and the sky seem to stretch on without limit.
November 10, 2006
The nonprofessional cast is superb, as are the images of the starkly beautiful landscape.
November 10, 2006
It's the perfect antidote to overprocessed entertainment, for moviegoers of any age.
November 9, 2006
A gorgeous, haunting follow-up to The Story Of The Weeping Camel.
November 9, 2006
The dog is a cheese-stealing reprobate, but its other-worldly qualities prove very important to a film that informs as it entertains.
November 8, 2006
A stunningly beautiful docudrama about a nomadic family and a thoroughly adorable little dog.
November 7, 2006
At times the film's Buddhist lessons feel a bit forced, but the naturalistic performances Davaa has coaxed from a real-life Mongolian family, and her intimate understanding of their culture and values, give this sensitive portrayal its heft.
October 30, 2006
One of the film's joyful fascinations is the chance to see kids being imaginative kids.
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