Yes (2005)



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

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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.
R (for language and some sexual content)
Drama , Romance
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Sam Neill
as Anthony
Gary Lewis
as Billy
Wil Johnson
as Virgil
Raymond Waring
as Whizzer
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
Charles Owen
as Priest
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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Critic Reviews for Yes

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (30)

Despite many interesting mise-en-scene moments, the film disappointingly feels as sterile as the family's immaculately clean house.

October 31, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The actors are so committed to Potter's vision, they persuade you to go along with them.

September 8, 2005
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Your taste in movies may not be/ Quite so highbrow or so twee/ But Potter has a lot to say/ About the troubles of our day.

August 18, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Potter's exploration of modern love fractured by cultural differences can be absorbing even if it feels at times like an intellectual exercise.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

For those who accept Potter's premise -- and why not embark on a challenging, enriching experience? -- this is a unique, bold adventure of the soul.

Full Review… | July 28, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Yes

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  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

Super Reviewer


Poetic and beautiful to watch but you don't really connect with any of the characters.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Leo L
Leo L

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