Yellow Rose

critic Reviews

, 86% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A coming-of-age story with a timely twist, Yellow Rose offers a fresh -- and sweetly rewarding -- perspective on the immigrant experience.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    Diane Paragas' film finds fresh ground to explore the price and the power of the American dream, bolstered by country crooning and heartbreaking (and very real) legal worries.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    There's an honesty that Diane Paragas brings to this that I really respect.
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    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap
    Tells the story in the broadest strokes possible, and the lack of specificity undercuts the film's impact.
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    Carlos AguilarRogerEbert.com
    Paragas strings too many variables on the story, most of which require a more thorough inquiry than they get.
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    Cary DarlingHouston Chronicle
    A sweetly earnest character study and coming-of-age tale that's impressive because of its low-key authenticity.
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    Sarah HagiGlobe and Mail
    What we are left with is a true and honest account of how quickly the lives of millions change overnight.
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    Antonio SisonNational Catholic Reporter
    Diane Paragas infuses the story with a convincing realism through unobtrusive camerawork and effortless dialogue, and by maintaining a simple, even-keeled narrative. This is the clear strength of the film - it feels authentic.
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    Loren KingAWFJ Women on Film
    The film beautifully captures the struggles of a young woman to find her voice and a sense of belonging in an often hostile world as it celebrates the joy of making music and its power to provide hope.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    An indictment of our immigration system.. but it never feels heavy...
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    Susan WloszczynaAWFJ Women on Film
    In a time when compassion for others can be in short supply, Yellow Rose offers a semi-sweet bouquet of uplifting human emotions.
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