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Yelling to the Sky Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 14, 2012
This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 13, 2012
Not much happens in story terms, but the film swirls with emotions that make it by turns grim and amusing, heavy and light, obvious and vague.
| Original Score: 3/5
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December 13, 2012
Mahoney barely explains her characters' circumstances, which makes the movie obliquely intriguing. But whenever the story comes into focus, it's revealed as fairly conventional.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 13, 2012
"Yelling" is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 11, 2012
Little more than a résumé film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine
December 8, 2012
The film avoids most of its genre's pratfalls, though it also shows little interest in transcending them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clay Cane
August 25, 2011
Even though 'Yelling to the Sky' tumbles, Victoria Mahoney shows great promise as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 17, 2011
Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.
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Peter Debruge
February 14, 2011
Strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.
Lee Marshall
Screen International
February 14, 2011
Though the film and its director undoubtedly have a great deal of heart and passion, too many scenes feel like actors' workshop exercises.
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