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Mutluluk (Bliss) Reviews

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
January 29, 2010
his is just unabashed melodrama, complete with mustachioed villain and wicked stepmother and wronged heroine and rescuing hero, all tied up in a love story sweet enough to make Hollywood blush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 8, 2009
While the story is a dark and difficult one, the players in this morality tale are bathed in light and lost within breathtaking landscapes thanks to director of photography Mirsad Herovic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 4, 2009
Director Abdullah Oguz gives us lots of nice scenery, but the simplistic story and characters strain credibility. What's more, the climactic plot turn is as hokey as it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 7, 2009
Sadly, the story leans toward the melodramatic and the conflict is too conveniently resolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 7, 2009
However streamlined, this consistently gripping, visually intoxicating film stands as a landmark of contemporary Turkish cinema.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
August 7, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out
August 5, 2009
The movie could use more genuinely thorny moments, like when a bikini-clad student visits the prof and his flustered fugitives. Instead, Bliss gets a cheapening thriller climax that presses the cruel family patriarch into villain duty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
August 4, 2009
Bliss creakily illustrates the clash between ancient, abhorrent custom and modernity.