Visually stunning, but there's little else to it...
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia review
23rd September 2012
Undeniably, this film is visually stunning. The wide sweeping landscapes are framed brilliantly and give you a great sense of space. However, this cant justify viewing a movie for over two hours with such a basic story and fairly shallow, unexplored characters.
Although the characters do feel very real-world (helped by the mundane exchanges of dialogue that you would find in real life), there isnt really much else to them. We learn very little about them, instead we are given frequent but long sequences with just the character staring out towards the landscape in silence.
The story moves at a snails pace throughout and there is little in the way of surprises or suspense.
The ending is equally uninspiring.
Overall, a very dull film and very disappointing.