Yelling to the Sky
Yelling to the Sky (2012)

A visceral coming-of-age story, YELLING TO THE SKY features a sobering, breakthrough performance from Kravitz, with an all-star supporting cast including Jason Clarke (THE CHICAGO CODE; Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY; Baz… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

"Yelling" is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.

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Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine

The film avoids most of its genre's pratfalls, though it also shows little interest in transcending them.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Not much happens in story terms, but the film swirls with emotions that make it by turns grim and amusing, heavy and light, obvious and vague.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Little more than a rťsumť film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.

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Clay Cane

Even though 'Yelling to the Sky' tumbles, Victoria Mahoney shows great promise as a director.

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Mark Jenkins

Mahoney barely explains her characters' circumstances, which makes the movie obliquely intriguing. But whenever the story comes into focus, it's revealed as fairly conventional.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.

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Lee Marshall
Screen International

Though the film and its director undoubtedly have a great deal of heart and passion, too many scenes feel like actors' workshop exercises.

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