Mustang Reviews

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May 11, 2016
Raw, funny and incredibly moving.
February 18, 2016
The story isn't particularly original, but Mustang's achievement is to criticize a society that sexualizes everything women do while still celebrating the girls' sexuality.
January 21, 2016
Ergven isn't peddling blind optimism so much as a realism animated by the belief that freedom-far from being inevitable-must be fought for. That it will be fought for.
January 15, 2016
That there are five sisters allows Erguven to explore the scenario's several possible outcomes, be it happy ending or tragedy or the bittersweet fates in between.
January 15, 2016
Ergven's film, beautifully shot and beautifully performed, cuts its storybook tone with starker, more brutal truths.
January 14, 2016
Part of a welcome international wave of films made by women directors that focus on girls growing up in worlds of men - and on what they look like when no one's looking.
April 2, 2019
A celebration of authentic sisterhood and a rousing social commentary, Mustang joins its sisters (Little and Skinny) to form an extraordinary and essential trifecta on siblings and life itself.
February 21, 2019
It's an intriguing and, despite its subject, a positive and even at times light-hearted story of female empowerment from a talented new director.
January 9, 2019
In a cinematic year filled with excellent stories about young women growing up...Mustang is the best coming-of-age film in 2015.
November 13, 2018
With a film that uses its opening scenes to show what a force of nature these young girls can be, it's Erugven who demonstrates she's one to be reckoned with herself.
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