July 14, 2017
For all its tragedy, Mustang is an uplifting, ethereal movie, which captures the magical inner world the sisters create despite and because of their confinement.
June 20, 2017
Gamze Ergven's multiple filters allow her to create a film with universal appeal and one with which cross-cultural audiences can identify.
March 14, 2017
Girls forced to marry in powerful Turkish drama; some sex.
February 18, 2017
Mustang is an utterly arresting coming-of-age story - and most importantly, one that vitally needs to be told.
January 3, 2017
The plot pacing never falters, and at a running length of only ninety minutes, its ability to pull the audience into the world and align them with the characters with such immediacy and poignancy is impressive.
January 2, 2017
he tension between oppression and youth is so beautifully played (Gnes Sensoy stands out) and poised -- dodgy voiceover aside -- the final glimmer of hope makes you want to punch the air.
January 1, 2017
Ergven's luckiest break was finding the five charismatic young women to portray these powerful and truly individual characters.
December 27, 2016
I won't tell you how it ends. I will say you should see for yourself.
December 12, 2016
An appealing young cast gives the movie a sense of sustained and authentic life, even as Erguven explores the necessary defiance of young women who refuse to be shackled by the rules of a culture that demands submission.
October 5, 2016
Although it invites comparisons to The Virgin Suicides, Mustang's rebellious spirit benefits from a point of view that's intimately female, thanks to a great script by Ergven and Alice Winocour.
August 16, 2016
Ergven has delivered a debut for the ages, her film a chilling, emotionally shattering marvel I'm unlikely to forget anytime soon.
July 20, 2016
Mustang is a strikingly original, if disturbing film, which certainly deserves to be seen by us all.
July 10, 2016
There's nothing surprising in the film's aesthetic, but it's executed with admirable skill and vitality.
July 6, 2016
While a highly realistic film because of its naturalistic actors, it's equally stylised by providing space for the actors through formal decisions that amplify their emotions.
June 30, 2016
Mustang is astonishing; staying with you long after viewing.
June 28, 2016
Very solid and well-constructed film that is eye-opening without being heavy-handed.
June 24, 2016
There are so many remarkable things about this wonderful movie.
June 24, 2016
Erguven has said the film was inspired from memories of her own childhood, and much of it certainly presents a seemingly authentic reality.