Critics Consensus

Emotional performances/ Can't stop the curse/ Of ever-present pretensions/ Writ in heavy-handed verse.



Total Count: 89


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'Yes' is the story of a passionate love affair between an American woman and a Middle-Eastern man in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation -- religious, political and sexual.


Sam Neill
as Anthony
Barbara Oxley
as Cleaner in Swimming Pool
Kev Orkian
as Waiter
George Yiasoumi
as Kitchen Boss
Beryl Scott
as Cleaner in Laboratory
Lol Coxhill
as Father Christmas
Nicholas Marino
as Photo Man
Dot Bond
as Cleaner in Nursing Home
Dorca Reyes Sanchez
as Woman in Cuban Apartment
Antoine Agoudjian
as Friend in Beirut
Christina Galstian
as Friend in Beirut
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  • Sep 12, 2009
    YES was recommended to me, some time ago, but I could not find it to download it, so I ordered it through Which after watching it, all I want to do is cry. Not my for my money but for my time. I found myself fast forwarding the movie some times. First of all,why was the characters dialog had to rhyme? Sounds like poetry and it was extremely distracting and so unreal that it made the already uninteresting plot even more unbearable. I can say you should watch the movie for yourself and make your own judgement. Maybe you'll get lucky and actually be able to get into it. I could not. No matter how hard I tried.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 02, 2008
    Poetic and beautiful to watch but you don't really connect with any of the characters.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic]Sally Potter's latest film, "Yes", starts out with a scene of domestic unrest - a scientist(Joan Allen, who is simply radiant) is yelling at her husband(Sam Neill) about him bringing a conquest back to their domicile.(They live in an open marriage but apparently there are still rules to be violated.) In the foreground, you have a maid(Shirley Henderson) commenting on the action. At a banquet the scientist is approached by a man(Simon Abkarian). They begin an intense affair. They are both originally from broken lands:[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]She is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her family moved when she was 10 to the United States.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]He is originally from Beirut, Lebanon. In his native land, he was a surgeon. Now, he is a cook.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Yes" is the very definition of offbeat because most of its dialogue is said in iambic pentameter. This device does not take anything away from the movie, since the dialogue almost sounds natural and heightens the central romance. "Yes" celebrates the cinema of ideas. In this case, where do we belong? And how do we all connect in this fractured world? [/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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