Yelling to the Sky Synopsis
Sweetness is left to fend for herself as her family falls apart.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Yelling is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Perhaps the clearest evidence that Yelling to the Sky is based on Mahoney's own life is that the movie lets its most troubled characters...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
The film avoids most of its genre's pratfalls, though it also shows little interest in transcending them.
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50

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
It's disconcerting to watch Sweetness, tiny and light-skinned, assaulting Latonya, large and dark-skinned, partly because it bluntly if...
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40

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Little more than a résumé film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.
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Rated NR