Zelary
Zelary (2004)

A man form a rural mountain area is brought to the hospital with serious injuries and desperately needs a transfusion. Eliska is the only one with the same blood type. Her blood saves his life, and a connection is formed between the two of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Critic Score
73%
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User Score
90%


Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Zelary is a satisfyingly old-fashioned romance with an epic sweep.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

The story is as basic as a peasant meal -- and just as hearty.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

See it as a war romance, and you'll like it.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

When it should be building toward something stirring, Zelary instead meanders like the sheep grazing on the nearby hillsides.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Sometimes transcends its predictability. But at two and a half hours, 'sometimes' isn't really often enough.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...may seem long and solemn to those used to the pacy rhythms of Hollywood films, but the sense of ennui it occasionally evokes strengthens its grip

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[E]schews... sentimentality, but we've seen this story too many times before...

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Humble, heartwarming storytelling with good acting and lush visuals.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Here's a film that manages to tell its tale without pandering, without cheap melodrama, without gimmicks and without big-name stars. Instead, it simply develops its characters and lets the drama unfold naturally.

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Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Offers a wide span of emotions and experiences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
From the Czech Republic came Zelary a masterful war drama showing heart-breaking scenes, no wonder it was nominated for best Foreign Language movie in 2004.The… More