The Ottoman Lieutenant Reviews

  • Sep 03, 2019

    Surprisingly good, actually. While some of the scenes dwell on a topic for too long and the lead protagonists not too experienced, overall, you come away with a "real" human story with its frayed ends and contradictions. The negativity around the movie appears to be political but even from that angle there's no forced or black and white narrative - sometimes you want that in a movie but you can also choose to be mature.

    Surprisingly good, actually. While some of the scenes dwell on a topic for too long and the lead protagonists not too experienced, overall, you come away with a "real" human story with its frayed ends and contradictions. The negativity around the movie appears to be political but even from that angle there's no forced or black and white narrative - sometimes you want that in a movie but you can also choose to be mature.

  • May 19, 2019

    Only Michiel Huisman makes the watchable

    Only Michiel Huisman makes the watchable

  • Apr 14, 2019

    As far as a simple-and-forbidden-romance-in-times-of-war type, The Ottoman Lieutenant is an entertainingly lovely film. It isn't a history, so although some historical accuracy is questionable, it's great that the movie highlights some lesser knowns of WWI.

    As far as a simple-and-forbidden-romance-in-times-of-war type, The Ottoman Lieutenant is an entertainingly lovely film. It isn't a history, so although some historical accuracy is questionable, it's great that the movie highlights some lesser knowns of WWI.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Loved it and the sexy and sensual Huisman.

    Loved it and the sexy and sensual Huisman.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    It's a love story set in a war zone of the past. Gorgeous costumes & scenery. I was captivated by the actors who I thought portrayed their characters superbly. It wasn't a history movie so shouldn't be reviewed as such.

    It's a love story set in a war zone of the past. Gorgeous costumes & scenery. I was captivated by the actors who I thought portrayed their characters superbly. It wasn't a history movie so shouldn't be reviewed as such.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    One of the best films I have seen. Beautiful costumes, settings, landscapes, dialogue and characters. People need to appreciate films like this more often.

    One of the best films I have seen. Beautiful costumes, settings, landscapes, dialogue and characters. People need to appreciate films like this more often.

  • Oct 21, 2018

    Kinda disappointing at the end, cause the love story was captivating in the beginning. The choice to set the story in a such delicate historical fact it's another thematic... If you don't pretende to watch it as an important movie about history (and in my opinion, it doesn't claim to a such moral level) it's pretty good: there are just a few movies that mention The Ottoman Empire during the First world war. There's no need to be mean or a film critic to affirm that this movies can be pleasing. Michiel Huisman is so talented, he's never been less, neither in this role.

    Kinda disappointing at the end, cause the love story was captivating in the beginning. The choice to set the story in a such delicate historical fact it's another thematic... If you don't pretende to watch it as an important movie about history (and in my opinion, it doesn't claim to a such moral level) it's pretty good: there are just a few movies that mention The Ottoman Empire during the First world war. There's no need to be mean or a film critic to affirm that this movies can be pleasing. Michiel Huisman is so talented, he's never been less, neither in this role.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Only 30min in and I can barely stand the lead actress' acting. Sadly she is expressionless and monotone.

    Only 30min in and I can barely stand the lead actress' acting. Sadly she is expressionless and monotone.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Interesting. Not brilliant but not as bad as critics would have you believe.

    Interesting. Not brilliant but not as bad as critics would have you believe.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    i liked this movie alot .. sad but beautiful i cried alot in the end

    i liked this movie alot .. sad but beautiful i cried alot in the end