Crossing

critic Reviews

, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Hannah StrongLittle White Lies
    Sweet without being cloying, it’s a love letter to the commonalities between Georgian and Turkish culture; one that encourages empathy and reminds us it’s never too late to change for the better.
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    Robert DanielsRogerEbert.com
    [An] unlikely partnership, born out of deep loneliness, gives “Crossing,” an aching story of regret, its steady, unassuming heartbeat.
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    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International
    It’s seductive, fragmented, involving.
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    Ryan LattanzioindieWire
    Dumanli, making her screen feature debut here, is a pure joy to watch, enveloping the movie in a sense of warm coziness and safety as, just being in her presence, you feel like everything will somehow work out.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    Akin makes a calculated choice to raise awareness of the trans community in Istanbul, but he does so through representation rather than manipulation.
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    David RooneyHollywood Reporter
    This novelistic drama takes time to connect its central triangle but does so with a suppleness and restraint that amplify the emotional rewards of its lovely open-ended conclusion.
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    Frank J. AvellaEdge Media Network
    Akin takes his time to establish an authentic bond between these two lost souls. The film is a penetrating and often devastating look at the destruction caused by ignorance and intolerance. It's also a call for unity and acceptance.
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    Sara ClementsNext Best Picture
    Another queer marvel from Levan Akin. A heartfelt exploration of identity and acceptance, highlighting the trans community in Istanbul. Mzia Arabuli delivers one of the year's best performances.
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    Martin TsaiCritic's Notebook
    Mr. Akin uses these plot points from “Central Station” as shorthand without meaningfully escalating them into powerful crescendos as Mr. Salles did.
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    Stephen A. RussellSunday Arts Magazine Podcast (JOY 94.9)
    Astounding
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