Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate)
Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate) (2006)

The seasons mark the stages in the collapse of a marriage in this drama from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is a college professor with a younger girlfriend, Bahar (Ebru Ceylan), who works as an art director for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aesthetically sound and solidly acted, but will nonetheless ring hollow for some viewers.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Under the guise of the universal theme of love and its mysteries, Ceylan offers a glimpse of harsh and unresolved local particulars.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

As much as I respect Climates, I can sympathize with viewers who will balk at the film's pretensions and glacial pacing.

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Dan Jardine

I will not soon forget Ceylan's cinematic haikus

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

[Director Ceylan] has created a plaintive work of art in Climates, the story of a mature relationship edging from the stale doldrums of summer to a winter of discontent.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

One of the most perceptive and turbulent love stories in recent memory.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sizzles when it explores the fragile nature of relationships and the difficulty of connecting with the opposite sex.

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

There is an undeniable beauty to some of [director] Ceylan's imagery, but as drama goes, this film is simply too inert for general audience tastes.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

[The] main character spends an inordinate amount of time brooding and staring off into the distance, alternating with scenes of that character's girlfriend brooding and staring off into the distance.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A masterpiece of craftsmanship that fails completely on the thematic front.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Ceylan crafts this enthralling story of a collapsing marriage with an enviable use of visuals and sound, but the film is also too thematically ambiguous,… More
Gordon Anderson
Slow but rewarding study of a broken relationship and the anguished silences. He really manages to express the inner life of the characters without much… More
Arash Xak
Artsy fartsy, Great premise & beautiful images are not enough to save this film from being vacuous, It lacks enough substance & depth, Not to mention… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Climates", Isa(Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who also wrote and directed), a history professor, and Bahar(Ebru Ceylan), an art director… More
Ross Collins
Painfully slow movie shot as a series of beautiful stills (you can tell the director is a photographer) about a dead-end relationship.
Ryan Marshall
7.5/10 Most movie romances go with the flow; they start out good, hit a rough spot, and then get right back up again. And then everyone lives… More