The Yellow Handkerchief
The Yellow Handkerchief (2010)

A love story at its core, :"The Yellow Hankerchief" is about three strangers of two generations who embark on a road trip through post Katrina, La. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 26, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Small and intimate -- occasionally to a fault -- The Yellow Handkerchief rises above its overly familiar ingredients thanks to riveting performances from William Hurt and Kristen Stewart.

Tom Long
Detroit News

This is basically brooding people doing awkward things in a humid environment.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The Yellow Handkerchief is a love story. Two, really. At its center is the sweetly fractured ticking of a broken heart on the mend.

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Prairie Miller

Taking time off from vampire infatuation but still into Native male magnets, Kristen Stewart does a snobby sexpot, while the bayou weepie conjures a relentless alien place where crocodiles, snakes and eccentric when not unhinged redneck humans roam free

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The only positive thing about the aimless film The Yellow Handkerchief is the idea that William Hurt may be ready for his Jeff Bridges moment.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This modest but moving indie ensemble piece puts three estimable actors in a convertible, sets them on a long drive to post-Katrina Louisiana and lets the character dynamics do the rest.

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Perri Nemiroff

Just as the relationships at the core of this drama, The Yellow Handkerchief is one big compromise. Make do with the lackluster parts and receive something uniquely pleasant.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The unhurried direction of Udayan Prasad and the unafraid choices of the sure-footed cast keep this character-driven drama afloat.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Yellow Handkerchief is a surprisingly moving drama -- a throwback to the small, character-driven indies of yesteryear.

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Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

A well-acted little film, The Yellow Handkerchief captures the loneliness of these characters and the sparks of hope they harbor, despite everything.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
On his way to meet his estranged wife, an ex-convict hitches a ride with a manic teenage runaway and a lost girl who seeks a father figure. William Hurt… More
Cynthia S.
The legendary William Hurt does a fantastic job in this moving, yet rather slow, drama. The performances by all were subtle, layered, and charming. A really… More
Nicki Marie
A little disappointing - kind of dull story that hinted at more than it actually was in the flashbacks. Good cast and good acting. I wouldn't say it is a… More
Alice Shen
I remember when this first came out, I was teaching a literature-based composition class, and I kept mistakenly referring to Charlotte Perkins Gilman's… More
Manu Gino
A love lost in the past. A love struggling for a future. Good movie. Kinda of a slow story but develops really well if you have the patience. The film's… More
Conner Rainwater
I think it's a cool road trip movie. Nothing to exciting, but the whole mood of the movie was something I admired and enjoyed. The performances and… More