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Mustang Reviews

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February 3, 2016
The movie, loaded with good intentions, and some good results, is hampered by a weak narrative construction. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2015
The film punctuates the sisters' confinement with various episodes united by their contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2016
"Mustang" wants to send a message about old world patriarchal cultures, and it stumbles over itself to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2018
... it's a sour mix that seems calculated to play better on the Upper West Side and Paris' Left Bank than in Ankara.
July 2, 2019
Fun is the heart of Mustang.
April 2, 2019
A celebration of authentic sisterhood and a rousing social commentary, Mustang joins its sisters (Little and Skinny) to form an extraordinary and essential trifecta on siblings and life itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2019
It's an intriguing and, despite its subject, a positive and even at times light-hearted story of female empowerment from a talented new director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2018
It's a story both modern and timeless, an aching ode to freedom and resilience, and a stunning debut.
January 9, 2019
In a cinematic year filled with excellent stories about young women growing up...Mustang is the best coming-of-age film in 2015.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2017
[Deniz Gamze] Ergüven, with her first feature film, has given voice to many young girls struggling to enjoy basic freedoms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2017
For all its tragedy, Mustang is an uplifting, ethereal movie, which captures the magical inner world the sisters create despite and because of their confinement.
June 20, 2017
Gamze Ergüven's multiple filters allow her to create a film with universal appeal and one with which cross-cultural audiences can identify.
August 25, 2018
Employing a palette of simple yet elegant binary motifs - day/night, light/dark - Ergüven constructs her own powerful and distinct emotional language through a confident and captivating formal style.
January 3, 2017
The plot pacing never falters, and at a running length of only ninety minutes, its ability to pull the audience into the world and align them with the characters with such immediacy and poignancy is impressive.
February 18, 2017
Mustang is an utterly arresting coming-of-age story - and most importantly, one that vitally needs to be told.
July 20, 2016
Mustang is a strikingly original, if disturbing film, which certainly deserves to be seen by us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2016
Sexual abuse is visually implied, rather than witnessed; the skilful cultivation of emotional intensity acts as a proxy for violence in provoking anxiety and fear.
Full Review | Original Score: Highly Recommended
May 19, 2016
Even in its darker moments (death, domestic abuse, a humiliating hymeneal exam), Ergüven contrives to make her subject-matter uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2019
The talent of the director is not only evident when it comes to directing the actors, but also when it comes to creating scenes with freshness that combine dramatic moments, followed by humorous ones [Full Review in Spanish]
May 11, 2016
Masterfully balances its personal and political concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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