Honey (2011)

Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For the young boy, the surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when accompanying his father on the job. Yusuf watches in admiration as his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

Filming in long, meticulously sculpted takes, Kaplanoglu is especially good at emphasising elements within the frame with inventive use of focus and the positioning of the camera.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

The tight framing of Kaplanoglu's fixed-camera tableaux and the film's almost supernatural colors lend the scenes a glimmer of deadpan wit, as if they've been intensified and distorted by the prism of memory.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

[A] beautiful, contemplative, carefully composed movie.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A thoughtful and intelligent film, and should appeal to adventurous souls.

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Ella Taylor
Village Voice

Though this graceful film is a minor addition to the canon of Middle Eastern cinema in which nothing and everything happens, Bal is still a beauty.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Beautiful images and a poetic sense of yearning are the virtues of this delicate tale.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Like the viewer, Mr. Kaplanoglu is quite happy to let nature do the talking and cast a lyrical, mysterious spell.

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Alistair Harkness

It all feels a little generic.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Yusef's trials feel exquisitely urgent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Bal is absolutely heartbreaking, although that really shouldn't put you off as it is one of the most beautiful films of all time. I could write at great… More
Nicolas Korovessis
The film can be felt through the expressive eyes of this amazing boy actor from Turkey, without whom the whole experience would be indifferent.
Reza Mohseni
It's son-father-religion triangle that is narrated in best possible way.The beautiful ending turned this small movie to a masterpiece . Didn't… More
Daisy Maduro
This Turkish movie BAL, stood out for its amazing landscape, where it was filmed, somewhere in the Turkish mountains, close to the Black Sea. It was a very slow… More
Rubia Carolina
The last film of the trilogy, winner of the Golden Bear this year, tells the story of Yusuf when a sweet but shy little boy and his deep and strong relationship… More