The Yellow Handkerchief
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The Yellow Handkerchief
A love story at its core, :"The Yellow Hankerchief" is about three strangers of two generations who embark on a road trip through post Katrina, La. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love. Brett Hanson dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with Martine, a troubled teenager, and her new 'ride' Gordy. The trio head out together, each motivated by his/her own reasons: Brett must decide whether he wants to return to the uncertainty of his life and his ex-wife May for whom he longs,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is basically brooding people doing awkward things in a humid environment."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The Yellow Handkerchief is a love story. Two, really. At its center is the sweetly fractured ticking of a broken heart on the mend."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Taking time off from vampire infatuation but still into Native male magnets, Kristen Stewart does a snobby sexpot, while the bayou weepie conjures a relentless alien place where crocodiles, snakes and eccentric when not unhinged redneck humans roam free"
‑ Prairie Miller, Reelrave
"This uplifting film is an indie gem with a wonderful payoff that will bring you to tears. The acting is superlative and makes this emotionally moving experience good to the last drop."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"Unfortunately, the precision and presence Hurt brings to the table aren't enough to carry this warmed-over Southern melodrama."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"The only positive thing about the aimless film The Yellow Handkerchief is the idea that William Hurt may be ready for his Jeff Bridges moment."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"This modest but moving indie ensemble piece puts three estimable actors in a convertible, sets them on a long drive to post-Katrina Louisiana and lets the character dynamics do the rest."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Just as the relationships at the core of this drama, The Yellow Handkerchief is one big compromise. Make do with the lackluster parts and receive something uniquely pleasant."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"When The Yellow Handkerchief finally hooks into the meat of Hamill's source story, the narrative tension puts enough wind in the film's sails to arrive at its corny but sentimentally satisfying conclusion."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"Never feels like anything but a movie with its characters who constantly say what they're feeling and doing and it never once feels genuine or organic."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"The unhurried direction of Udayan Prasad and the unafraid choices of the sure-footed cast keep this character-driven drama afloat."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The Yellow Handkerchief is a surprisingly moving drama -- a throwback to the small, character-driven indies of yesteryear."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A well-acted little film, The Yellow Handkerchief captures the loneliness of these characters and the sparks of hope they harbor, despite everything."
‑ Alison Gang, San Diego Union-Tribune
"William Hurt and Kristen Stewart and a long, sleepy road"
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"The story arc of Handkerchief is entirely predictable, and the direction is pedestrian. But its pleasures are to be found in the graceful acting of Hurt and Bello..."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
More reviews for The Yellow Handkerchief on Rotten Tomatoes