The Ottoman Lieutenant Reviews

March 10, 2017
"The Ottoman Lieutenant" is all over the map in terms of tone, genre and acting styles.
March 10, 2017
We can smell the rancid coats of paint on this attempt to whitewash history.
March 10, 2017
A near-constant flow of clichs.
March 9, 2017
The by-the-numbers story never achieves its aimed-for grandeur or intensity, and the striking Turkish locations prove far more interesting than the characters.
March 9, 2017
There isn't much of a script here.
March 9, 2017
"The Ottoman Lieutenant" is an overwrought nurse romance merged with a history lesson, a combination that is hard to take as seriously as the film wants to be taken.
March 9, 2017
Joseph Ruben's The Ottoman Lieutenant tries to snatch a love triangle from out beneath the Armenian Genocide but fails to get any of the angles right.
March 9, 2017
There's sweep and gloss to "The Ottoman Lieutenant," but this well-intentioned, sumptuously shot tale of love and war, directed by Joseph Ruben, lacks the emotional depth and romantic grandeur to fulfill its epic ambitions.
March 9, 2017
It isn't so much a war movie as a melodrama that uses violence as a convenient backdrop for romantic intrigue.
March 9, 2017
Aims for the grandeur of "Lawrence of Arabia" but falls just shy of made-for-television special.
March 7, 2017
Love, battles, an abscess that, once lanced, spews like a mustard packet stomped on a sidewalk - this movie's got everything except gravity or a sense of emotional coherence.
March 2, 2017
Offers another theoretically noble if B-grade and somewhat propagandistic attempt to shed light on a murky historical chapter - while falling into a similar puddle of romance-novel cliches from which it can't get up.