Yellow Rose

critic Reviews

, 85% 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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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    Story of a Filipina teen who is nurtured by strangers demonstrating the spiritual practices of enthusiasm and kindness.
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    Kiko MartinezSan Antonio Current
    Yellow Rose blooms bright and [Eva] Noblezada is the reason.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    An agreeable take on a fairly familiar plotline, pleasant but hardly memorable.
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    Tynan YanagaFilm Inquiry
    Despite some disappointment, we can be thankful for the bits of honest and exuberant humanity we receive, while still filling in the rest of the movie for ourselves.
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