Stray

critic Reviews

, 94% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new documentary Stray follows the stray dogs roaming the streets of Istanbul-and the Syrian migrants they cross paths with.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Zeytin commands the camera as well as she does the alleys and gutters of her native city, becoming a tour guide through Lo's story.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Although Stray is a tonic for dog lovers, it also speaks to something greater than just the humane treatment of its animals.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    Lo wants to make a point, obviously, but I came out of this picture with some questions.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    As simple as its title and as complex as the city it briefly illuminates...
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    Sophy RomvariGlobe and Mail
    Stray is as much a testament to dogs' empathy for humans as it is human's empathy for dogs.
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    Edward DouglasThe Weekend Warrior
    If you like dogs, you can definitely do worse than [this].
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Stray delivers the nearly dialogue-free meditation on the same city's stray dog population we didn't know we needed.
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    Natalia KeoganPaste Magazine
    Lo's film purposefully transcends hard-line stances that plainly condemn ideological hypocrisies, instead opting for a sweeping visual and philosophical framework to enlighten audiences in a creatively beautiful way.
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    Stephanie ArcherFilm Inquiry
    Stray, from director Elizabeth Lo, retains the power to not only appeal to dog lovers but to a wider breadth of audiences as it stretches quietly beyond the canines it captures to showcase the nature of humanity - both the good and the bad.
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