Turtles Can Fly Reviews

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November 7, 2012
Visually beautiful and acutely observant, this Iran-Iraq co-production presents a compelling, sentiment-free drama that moves on a human level well removed from the usual liberal rhetoric.
September 7, 2011
December 6, 2006
It's a political work, but Ghobadi's film is more in search of the common experience of humanity.
April 21, 2006
Una pelcula conmovedora, sugestiva y potica, donde gran parte de la conviccin proviene de sus increbles actores no profesionales.
April 1, 2006
November 19, 2005
Intends to let the world know something about the Kurdish people and their suffering.
September 26, 2005
Despite its fanciful title, Turtles Can Fly leads viewers into a slough of despond, one in which not just hope is strangled but virtually any possibility for simple human kindness.
August 30, 2005
Bahman Ghobadi works best on pain and suffering; he's passionate about filming his people (Kurds) from the inside of the society, with the focus on their miseries
August 4, 2005
Turtles Can Fly is humane, funny, and visually acute, but it never shies away from the ugliness that mars these innocent lives.
July 8, 2005
One of the most heartbreaking, unforgettable dramas in years.
June 29, 2005
... painful, despair-filled film.
June 24, 2005
Riveting, depressing and eye-opening, Turtles Can Fly is a movie about an Iraq that the news hasn't shown us.
June 24, 2005
Turtles Can Fly is the first feature shot in Iraq after the fall of Hussein, and writer/director Ghobadi, an Iranian, melds grimly authentic settings with a peculiar type of magic realism.
June 9, 2005
Gripping and sobering stuff.
June 4, 2005
An emotional triumph.
May 26, 2005
We realize how pitiful the situation is, how hopeless and desperate life has become for these people. No matter what we thought about Iraq, we see things a little differently.
May 20, 2005
May 20, 2005
A welcome, even essential adjustment to the images of Iraq seen in daily news reports.
May 13, 2005
Director Bahman Ghobadi takes us into the day-to-day despair of youngsters pinned down by war and poverty.
May 13, 2005
A lyrical and heartbreaking reminder of the human toll of war.
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