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Honey Reviews

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
March 21, 2016
As I was watching it, I had a bit of time to reflect on the elements that seem to guarantee film festival success... The less the characters talk, the better. Movies about articulate people just don't seem as profound.
July 18, 2011
It all feels a little generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 17, 2011
[A] beautiful, contemplative, carefully composed movie.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 17, 2011
Beautiful images and a poetic sense of yearning are the virtues of this delicate tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
July 15, 2011
Yusef's trials feel exquisitely urgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 14, 2011
Some of the images Kaplanoglu finds are superb: a forest, a mountainside, a rippling, pulsing moon reflected in a pool of water. It is poetic film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 14, 2011
Beautifully shot and quietly moving, this is an engaging, if slow moving childhood drama that features the cutest child performance you'll see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 14, 2011
The rhythms of the picture are as patient and fluid as other Turkish art films might lead us to expect, but a trickle of anxiety runs through it...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 14, 2011
The movie's magic is all in the colour, the landscapes and the sounds - yes, Simon and Garfunkel were right - of silence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lee Griffiths
Little White Lies
July 14, 2011
A rewarding experience and a film full of grace, fine performances and a natural, subtle beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 14, 2011
A poignant study of passing innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 13, 2011
Shot in long, fixed takes and relying on natural light and sounds, this is a beautifully photographed if emotionally muted study of lost innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 12, 2011
Filming in long, meticulously sculpted takes, Kaplanoglu is especially good at emphasising elements within the frame with inventive use of focus and the positioning of the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
July 11, 2011
Replete with the artistic style of recent Middle Eastern art house cinema but lacking the substance to truly engage the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
June 22, 2011
Citybound film aestheticists will suck on their cigs and drone on about the crushing inevitability of despair and the horror of nature unbound. The rest of us think, bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
March 29, 2011
A gorgeously shot, deeply interior portrait of the artist as a young introvert.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 26, 2011
A boring, frustratingly sluggish, highly elliptical experience with undeniably picturesque scenery and a sensitive performance by Bora Atlas. It would have worked much better as a short film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4821/10
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 25, 2011
A thoughtful and intelligent film, and should appeal to adventurous souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
March 24, 2011
Like the viewer, Mr. Kaplanoglu is quite happy to let nature do the talking and cast a lyrical, mysterious spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 24, 2011
the lively eyes of young Yusuf communicate the breathless wonder of discovery.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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