The Yellow Handkerchief Reviews

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November 3, 2019
[A] lyric narrative style that is celebrated through the strength of [cinematographer] Chris Menges' stunning imager.
October 19, 2019
Although director Uduayan Prasad frames our three protagonists in beautiful bayou scenery and delicate sunlight, he does not give us enough to want to spend time with these people.
April 4, 2011
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
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.
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.
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.
April 2, 2010
This is basically brooding people doing awkward things in a humid environment.
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.
April 2, 2010
William Hurt and Kristen Stewart and a long, sleepy road
April 1, 2010
Unfortunately, the precision and presence Hurt brings to the table aren't enough to carry this warmed-over Southern melodrama.
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.
April 1, 2010
The unhurried direction of Udayan Prasad and the unafraid choices of the sure-footed cast keep this character-driven drama afloat.
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.
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.
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...
March 12, 2010
The Yellow Handkerchief is a surprisingly moving drama -- a throwback to the small, character-driven indies of yesteryear.
March 12, 2010
Even Stewart, an untutored colt of an actress who can toggle between natural grace and utter haplessness, finds her groove here.
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.
March 11, 2010
You don't need an original story for a movie. You need original characters and living dialogue.
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