Men on the Bridge Reviews

August 11, 2020
The director has exercised considerable skill in letting the characters play exactly as much as they're able to, thus avoiding the main trap of using non-professional actors.
July 10, 2018
Ozge's film speaks to a very specific Turkish reality, one that usually lies hidden to the casual visitor, but aspects will inevitably resonate more widely in an era of precarious, globalised austerity.
June 19, 2012
Quietly, steadily, it gathers a resonance belying its slice-of-life scale.
June 19, 2012
Raw yet respectful and tenderly observed...
June 19, 2012
If director Asli zge has said something about modern-day Istanbul, she's done it in fairly broad strokes that may be too far apart for the sake of a discernible narrative
June 19, 2012
As an oblique critique of cultural continental drift, it works better as a cinematic experiment than it does as commentary.
January 31, 2011
It offers a plaintive window into an unfamiliar world.
January 31, 2011
Like most Turkish films that reach this country, it is truthful, sad and depressing.
January 28, 2011
All in all, this is a carefully modulated plea for tolerance and mutual understanding...
January 27, 2011
Examines a burgeoning nationalism and chauvinistic attitudes to poverty, modernisation, religion and the status of women that are highly disconcerting.
January 26, 2011
How magical a film is when the characters - never mind if they're losers - are humanised in such miniaturist detail.
January 26, 2011
Despite one or two nice moments and the naturalistic tone, it's all a bit of a slog.
January 20, 2011
An insightful, understated social portrait from Turkish director Asli zge - which, in its use of real stories and mostly non-professional actors, verges on documentary.