Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Reviews

October 7, 2015
While Gkhan Tiryaki's cinematography is phenomenal, the film is, at its best, a wasted opportunity.
May 4, 2012
The pace is sometimes grindingly slow, and at more than two-and-a-half hours, Ceylan's exploration of its characters' shifting views on the truth can become wearying.
February 9, 2012
It is colossally, memorably and audaciously boring, but if you stick with it - and I am not advising this - something may happen.
January 27, 2012
A beautiful bore.
January 4, 2012
Anatolia wanders into an open-ended verbal bout between the laws of nature and the laws of man, yet the sense of actual musing, much less the mythic storytelling jokingly suggested by its title, dissolves from being to nothingness.
October 1, 2011
Nuri Bilge Ceylan has to be the least kinetic of working filmmakers--and not simply in the sense of static camerawork or lack of narrative momentum.