Yes (2005)

'Yes' is the story of a passionate love affair between an American woman and a Middle-Eastern man in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation -- religious, political and sexual.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Emotional performances/ Can't stop the curse/ Of ever-present pretensions/ Writ in heavy-handed verse.

Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter

Despite many interesting mise-en-scene moments, the film disappointingly feels as sterile as the family's immaculately clean house.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The pair take up with each other, and during the course of their affair, wrestle with problems that separate all humans: race, class, sex, whatever.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The actors are so committed to Potter's vision, they persuade you to go along with them.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Potter's exploration of modern love fractured by cultural differences can be absorbing even if it feels at times like an intellectual exercise.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pretentious and utterly grueling practice in artsy fartsy...

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Your taste in movies may not be/ Quite so highbrow or so twee/ But Potter has a lot to say/ About the troubles of our day.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

For those who accept Potter's premise -- and why not embark on a challenging, enriching experience? -- this is a unique, bold adventure of the soul.

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David N. Butterworth

Sally Potter has achieved a work that sings to us -- sensually, angrily, and beautifully.

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Sunil Jawahir
Poetic and beautiful to watch but you don't really connect with any of the characters.