The Edge of Heaven Synopsis
A Turk travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The experience of seeing this film is cumulative, sober and profound.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
With impeccable skill, Akin has made a film roiling with cruelty but guided by tough political optimism. No, we can't all get along, but...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The best approach is to begin with the characters, because the wonderful, sad, touching The Edge of Heaven is more about its characters...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Hopping from Germany to Turkey and back again, Akin is out to capture the ways that a globalized world can tear up our hearts, and repair...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Akin's film is so full of life that it leaves you breathless.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Akin achieves a peaceful balance here –- alongside the death and seemingly senseless tragedy, there’s also a kind of reassuring equilibrium.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The movie is near-perfect, suspenseful, heart-breaking, profound.
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By James Berardinelli
The Edge of Heaven is marked by a number of remarkable performances.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The director, who also wrote the script, achieves a keen-eyed view of the Turkish expatriates in this film while sustaining his remarkable...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Like a more personal, less pretentious version of Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," this spiraling dissection of circumstance, choice...
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Edge of Heaven

By nwalster
Elegant, intelligent and redemptive. Focused on the human condition, the consequences of choice and how personal perspectives dictate the tenor of the world we think we see. Beautifully paced and...

Totally engrossing in its humanity

By The_Separator
An unforgettable film from Turkish director Fatih Akim. More at

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Rated NR | For sexually suggestive scenes