Critic Consensus: Kedi is a cat fancier's dream, but this thoughtful, beautifully filmed look at Istanbul's street feline population offers absorbing viewing for filmgoers of any purr-suasion.
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Critic Reviews for Kedi
At 80 minutes, Torun's film feels a bit overlong, but it is as soft and warm as a kitten.
Cats wander in and out of frame; humans speculate on whether the local cats are ambitious or arrogant; Turkish music spills onto the soundtrack; and there's more than one growler of a catfight.
Though pleasant to watch, Torun's feature debut feels more like a meandering montage than a structured narrative, and it could easily be half as long.
Those who don't especially like cats - or Istanbul, for that matter - might not get a lot out of Turkish director Ceyda Torun's love letter to the feline population of her native city. For everyone else, it should be an almost unadulterated pleasure.
Audience Reviews for Kedi
A fantastic documentary showing the life of street cats in Istanbul. Beautifully shot and with cats full of character, this is the best cat film so far and one all cat owners or cat fans should watch. Fantastic.
Kedi shows how the cats of Istanbul bring out the humanity in people. Funny but a tad boring at times, Kedi was charming for this and all cat lover. (4-13-17)
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