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Vizontele (2001)
18 out of 27 people found the following review useful:
Perfect, 9 March 2002
10/10

Seventies... A small town in the Eastern parts of Turkey... A change in the lives...A sudden change... A new invention called "vizontele"(television) in the town...And a new quest for the people of the town...To operate this new invention... Yilmaz Erdogan, together with the well chosen casting gives a very good performance in reconstructing the tragic-funny events that took place in many of those small towns... The location, the shooting, the directing, the casting, the screenplay all made this the best Turkish movie ever, which in a sense was reflected in the records it broke in terms of box office... Congratulations Erdogan....

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Emma Thompson is breath-taking., 3 February 2002
10/10

What makes "Sense and Sensibility" a great movie is I think "Emma Thompspn". She has done a cutting edge acting as the "sense" melancholy "Elinor Dashwood". Of course the powerful story coming from Jane Austen is undeniably affective on the success of the movie...The well chosen cast, the extraordinary directing of Ang Lee, the emotional scenes, the heartbreaking plot all come together to make this movie simply "magnificient". Definitely 10 out of 10.

3 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Crap...., 21 January 2002
1/10

I think that one word describes the whole movie... Some bunch of young scoundrels who have no goals in the life, and who have no honorable way of getting things being collaberated with a degenerated cop. The whole movie turns around cars and chicks, as though as a symbol of a happy life.... No no... This movie is not worth your bucks for renting or seeing in a theater...So don't waste your time and don't go to this movie.....

3 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Crap...., 21 January 2002
1/10

I think that one word describes the whole movie... Some bunch of young scoundrels who have no goals in the life, and who have no honorable way of getting things being collaberated with a degenerated cop. The whole movie turns around cars and chicks, as though as a symbol of a happy life.... No no... This movie is not worth your bucks for renting or seeing in a theater...So don't waste your time and don't go to this movie.....

11 out of 37 people found the following review useful:
A Breath taking manifestation of Facts, 30 November 2001
10/10

No matter what the Turkish people or the officials will say, I think everything in this documentary was a fact, and even I think, as a Kurd who has lived in that region I believe there is more to it.

The Kurdish people have suffered throughout the history. They have suffered from massacres, from assimilations, from being subject to sacrifices in the name of the Global politics, while all along, all they have wanted is being recognized as an identity, and having some social and cultural rights in the very basic humanitarian sense. They wanted these through politics, their parties were closed, their parliament members were imprisoned. Military action didn't bring any good either because of the outnumbering of militia pouring on them. They are divided among four countries. The people from the same ethnicity, the same language are separated by four borders. So their fate is all a matter of political preferences of these countries and in most cases they are just ignored and sometimes treated harshly.

The documentary reflected nearly a decade of McKiernan's loyal work. It gives the main facts about the position of Kurds in Turkey and the major events of the last decade. It gives a very good insight to the matter, and we Kurds are very grateful to him for this laborious effort. I think everybody should watch this documentary, at least everybody that wants to know how life is like in some other parts of the world. As a result, I think it is ten out of ten.

3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Wonderful, 2 April 2001
10/10

Just wonderful... When I watched this movie, I was taken to the memoirs of my childhood in my village. I am a Kurd from the eastern parts of Turkey. Though Kurds have been separated between four different countries, all their lives are identical. It is the same sort of difficulties they experience. The same ill treatment, the same struggle, even for children. I saw all those things in the movie in my childhood around me. The thing with this movie is that, all those things are true. In fact it is a story out of thousand stories. Every Kurd child has such a story to be filmed in those regions. The players, though all amateurs were perfect. Ayoub, Amine, Rojine were wonderful in acting. There was not a particular story but that is the way it should be, as I told you, each child there has such a story in his life time. So I was proud as a Kurd to have seen this movie. It deserves the awards it has obtained, and now I am looking forward to seeing another movie by Ghobadi.

112 out of 159 people found the following review useful:
A masterpiece of religious cinema, 10 December 2000
10/10

Anthony Quinn is no doubt one of the greatest actors of the 20th century...The strange thing is that he fits to the muslim roles with such a perfection that, with his contribution "The Message" and "The Lion of the Dessert" both have been masterpieces which are still watched by many people. Though the theme of this movie is the birth of Islam, I think it should have a variety of audience from many religions and cultures. I think the things that are emphasized, the struggle for the cause you believe, the sacrifices you have made for the beloved, are all universal values that have been emphasized with a rather outstanding casting and directing...I think everyone should watch this movie no matter what his/her religion, thought, culture is... Thanks Moustapha Akkad, Thanks Anthony Quinn, Thanks Irene Papas....You have made an excellent movie.....

2 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Just disgusting stuff, 26 October 2000
1/10

I can't believe that I went to watch this movie. I think the trailers always show the movie as a very nice movie. But I was absolutely disappointed. After watching this movie, I realized that it is very easy to make people laugh by just being disgusting. If you have not watched this movie, take my advice and never pay for a ticket for this unworthy movie. An absolute 1 out of 10.

14 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
A touching sequence of stories..., 10 October 2000
10/10

Well, I think everyone can find something about himself in this movie.Because it is the common story of humanity...We all face the same conditions(independent of time) in our life during the process of learning about courage, love, compassion, honesty and the similiar aspects of humanity. The story is told as a sequence of stories, each happening at a different time so that it emphasizes the same tragedy of humanity in all ages...The only different thing is the time parameter...Everything is just same apart from that... As a result I think the movie was perfect because of the story it emphasized and also(for me) because of the outstanding acting of Robin Williams...

A very touching love story, 9 May 2000
10/10

I think this movie is one of the best released this year... It is very touching, the scenes, the music, the plot the acting is all perfect. It is a very unfair reality of life that a universal feeling like love could be destroyed by prejudices and difficulties of life and differences of nations ethnicities, etc. The movie shows all these sorrowful aspects in a very nice backwards technique... Definitely 10 out of 10...


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