Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    The more serious Potter gets (there are several earnest soliloquies about dirt), the harder it is not to laugh.
  2. This is the kind of movie that nice people call ambitious. Let's just leave it at that.
  3. Yes is not just a movie, in other words, it's a poem. A bad poem. There is no denying Ms. Potter's skill at versifying - or for that matter, at composing clear, striking visual images - but her intricate, measured lines amount to doggerel, not art.
  4. 30
    It's a bold exercise, an interesting experiment, but a movie it ain't.
  5. 12
    The result is a unique time at the art house: a work whose badness becomes guiltily pleasurable, like a Harlequin romance novel masquerading as a dissertation.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. NancyL.
    Sep 3, 2006
    8
    Potter's "Yes" is comparable to the work of William Shakespeare. Both bards briliantly speak of love, faith, politics and death in Potter's "Yes" is comparable to the work of William Shakespeare. Both bards briliantly speak of love, faith, politics and death in contexts understandable to the audiences of their times. Full Review »
  2. BJ
    Jun 11, 2006
    8
    Sally Potter has had a stunning career in avante garde cinema and this is one of her best. Beautifully photographed, beautiful, (if sometimes Sally Potter has had a stunning career in avante garde cinema and this is one of her best. Beautifully photographed, beautiful, (if sometimes overly smart) poetic dialogue characters trying to make sense in the post 9-11 realities, honest, strong. If you are looking for Hollywood narrative, look elsewhere. If you are looking for an intellectually and aesthetically engaging film, watch YES. Full Review »
  3. DonnaJulieAbbyB.
    Jan 4, 2006
    3
    Abby Donna and Julie At one point each, that makes 3. Fast forward is the only thing That made this movie worth watching The only place we Abby Donna and Julie At one point each, that makes 3. Fast forward is the only thing That made this movie worth watching The only place we cared to tarry Was the scene stolen from Sally Met Harry. Full Review »