Stray

critic Reviews

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    Tomris LafflyVariety
    Lo inspects both the faultlines and fringes of the Turkish society and ponders profound philosophical questions concerning humanity.
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    Sheri LindenHollywood Reporter
    A howling success.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    A tall, beautiful and self-sufficient mutt makes her rounds, checking trash bins behind restaurants, sipping from fountains, meeting other dogs and occasionally engaging in the one game in the global pooch-on-pooch pentathlon - "CHASE me!"
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    Amber WilkinsonEye for Film
    Although the focus is on the strays that roam the streets of Istanbul.. the wider human world is reflected through the prism of the dog's domain.
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    Ricardo GallegosLa Estatuilla
    [Elizabeth Lo] crafts an intimate experience that mixes tenderness and melancholy. The purity of animals against human indifference. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    This is a movie that revels in simplicity and the power of survival instinct.
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    Matthew AndersonCineVue
    It is an immersive, all-encompassing sensory experience and Lo's ground-level, intimate camerawork (she takes production and editing credits as well) is extremely accomplished.
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    Rafaela Sales RossOne Room With A View
    Rivetingly confident in the devices she employs to build this sublime analysis of contemporary society, the director delivers a sharp, unique portrait of inflicted loneliness.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    A poetic and moving film about outsiders living on the streets of the Turkish capital.
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    Kevin WightThe Wee Review
    Stray has an admirable sense of purpose and consistency of method, but its steady, almost neo-realistic rhythms occasionally risk a soporific effect.
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