Yellow Asphalt
Yellow Asphalt (2002)

Director Danny Verete's Yellow Asphalt is an anthology of three unrelated stories -- Black Spot, Here is Not There, and Red Roots, respectively. Though the characters and situations in each film are remarkably different (one chronicles… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 15, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2005
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Loren King
Boston Globe

Powerful, lingering.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Vereté has a whip-smart sense of narrative bluffs.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Brilliantly written and well-acted, Yellow Asphalt is an uncompromising film.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

The passions aroused by the discord between old and new cultures are set against the strange, stark beauty of the Mideast desert, so lovingly and perceptively filmed that you can almost taste the desiccated air.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sobering, impartial look at the human condition.

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Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Director Dan Verete uses his camera as the metaphoric needle, and his cast in each segment as his thread, to form a sweeping tapestry of mis-explanation and contention.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The inhospitability of the land emphasizes the spare precision of the narratives and helps to give them an atavistic power, as if they were tales that had been handed down since the beginning of time.

Christopher Null

a budget affair that exposes the generally sad existence of the Bedouins while providing a precious twinkle of insight into their lives.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

These three films form a remarkably cohesive whole, both visually and thematically, through their consistently sensitive and often exciting treatment of an ignored people.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Three separate stories about Bedouin culture. Living in the desert requires a certain hardness that is foreign to western sensibilities. The first story… More