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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Not Rated In Theaters 01/4/2012 , 150min.
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December 22, 2012
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Turkish film-maker Nuri Bilge Ceylan?s new film ?Once Upon a Time in Anatolia? is about the aftermath of a murder. The film starts at night, where a group of men go into the countryside to find the body of a murder victim. The group includes the two men accused of the murder,one of whom has confessed and states he will confirm where they buried the body. The group consists of a police chief and

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The Hollywood Reporter
For those willing to take the plunge, it is a deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
What a handful of patient moviegoers may find in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, however, is a subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory that may be Ceylan's masterwork to date. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Nuri Bilge Ceylan has to be the least kinetic of working filmmakers - and not simply in the sense of static camerawork or lack of narrative momentum. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
There's too much beauty and ballast in the movie's early stages to dismiss Ceylan's cerebral cop drama, and too much genuine banality in its latter acts to justify a sluggish slouch into the shallow end. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's mesmerizing Once Upon a Time in Anatolia plays like "Zodiac" meets "Police, Adjective." Full Review

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