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The Yellow Handkerchief Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Reelrave
October 14, 2010
Taking time off from vampire infatuation but still into Native male magnets, Kristen Stewart does a snobby sexpot, while the bayou weepie conjures a relentless alien place where crocodiles, snakes and eccentric when not unhinged redneck humans roam free
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 13, 2010
Just as the relationships at the core of this drama, The Yellow Handkerchief is one big compromise. Make do with the lackluster parts and receive something uniquely pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 11, 2010
A well-acted little film, The Yellow Handkerchief captures the loneliness of these characters and the sparks of hope they harbor, despite everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
May 15, 2010
This uplifting film is an indie gem with a wonderful payoff that will bring you to tears. The acting is superlative and makes this emotionally moving experience good to the last drop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 2, 2010
This is basically brooding people doing awkward things in a humid environment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
April 2, 2010
When The Yellow Handkerchief finally hooks into the meat of Hamill's source story, the narrative tension puts enough wind in the film's sails to arrive at its corny but sentimentally satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 2, 2010
William Hurt and Kristen Stewart and a long, sleepy road
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
April 1, 2010
Unfortunately, the precision and presence Hurt brings to the table aren't enough to carry this warmed-over Southern melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 1, 2010
The only positive thing about the aimless film The Yellow Handkerchief is the idea that William Hurt may be ready for his Jeff Bridges moment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2010
The unhurried direction of Udayan Prasad and the unafraid choices of the sure-footed cast keep this character-driven drama afloat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
March 16, 2010
Never feels like anything but a movie with its characters who constantly say what they're feeling and doing and it never once feels genuine or organic.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 12, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief is a love story. Two, really. At its center is the sweetly fractured ticking of a broken heart on the mend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 12, 2010
The story arc of Handkerchief is entirely predictable, and the direction is pedestrian. But its pleasures are to be found in the graceful acting of Hurt and Bello...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 12, 2010
This modest but moving indie ensemble piece puts three estimable actors in a convertible, sets them on a long drive to post-Katrina Louisiana and lets the character dynamics do the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief is a surprisingly moving drama -- a throwback to the small, character-driven indies of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 12, 2010
Even Stewart, an untutored colt of an actress who can toggle between natural grace and utter haplessness, finds her groove here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 11, 2010
It's a road movie, so everyone argues, then confides in one another, then come out besties in the end. And if you can't guess where the central, broken romance is heading, finding out is as easy as a song.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 11, 2010
You don't need an original story for a movie. You need original characters and living dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 10, 2010
Sluggish. Torpid. Boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 10, 2010
Prasad's take on the well-traveled folk tale (it didn't originate with Hamill -- he was just smart enough to put it down on paper) won't win any Oscars...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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