Mustang Reviews

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.
January 14, 2016
Ergven and cowriter Alice Winocour have a keen understanding of teenage impetuosity and adult cruelty.
January 14, 2016
Among Erguven's finest achievements with "Mustang" is casting such mesmerizing actresses to play characters who would be just as at home in a Chekhov production or an Instagram-worthy fashion shoot.
January 14, 2016
The issues at play in "Mustang" are gravely serious but the tone and rhythm is brisk, headlong and intelligently lively, like the women at the center.
December 31, 2015
"Mustang" puts its cultural stamp on a story gripping in its ageless universality and gutting in its modern urgency.