The Bandit

1996 [TURKISH]

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 96%
IMDb Rating 8.1 10 70279

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Turkish 2.0
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2 hr 8 min
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Turkish 2.0
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2 hr 8 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinTeller 7 / 10

The Bandit

After 35 years in prison, a mountain bandit goes to Istanbul to find the man who betrayed him and stole his lady. Nothing much new here, dredging up a lot of the usual gangster/revenge/fish out of water motifs, but it does a decent job of pulling you in and manages a certain freshness despite the familiarity of the material. Some of the larger dramatic scenes are painfully clichéd, but it's pieced together nicely and has some pretty good character moments. I get the feeling Turgul is a more talented director than a writer. Sener Sem (who I just realized was also in that lousy "Rascals" movie I recently watched) is a likable fellow, and his rapport with Ugur Yucel works well. Overall it's a somewhat mediocre film, but quite watchable with flashes of potential.

Reviewed by Xstal 5 / 10

Absolutely Shish!!!

After thirty five years of porridge a Turkish felon is freed with the aim of forfeiting you two hours of your precious existence, while in the meantime, you discover what must be a typo at IMDb that places this in its top 250 of all time - whereas it would be more at home in the slightly lower echelons - cultural differences perhaps.

Reviewed by classicsoncall 7 / 10

"Will you talk with me now? Can I hear your voice again."

Seeing as how this movie is listed among IMDb's 'Top 250' films for the past number of years, it was one of the pictures I most definitely wanted to see. Try as I might, I was not able to locate an English subtitled copy of this movie, but wasn't going to let a little thing like a language barrier prevent me from watching what many consider one of Turkey's most influential films. After reading all the reviews posted here on IMDb to get a general understanding of what the movie was about, I headed on over to You Tube which had the complete film available for viewing. Although I'm sure I missed some of the story's nuance relative to the characters and dialog, I still came away impressed with what understanding I could take away from the picture. In a lot of ways, the movie resembled a 1950/1960's American gangster movie. Even though it was released in 1996 with a modern day Turkish ambiance, it had the feel of a much earlier time in the history of the country. I liked the way the principal character Baran was presented; actor Sener Sen captured the pathos of a former criminal bandit who had spent the last thirty five years in prison, only to be released to a modern world that he found difficult to cope with. His story is part revenge and part reconciliation with the woman he once loved, lost to a former best friend who severely betrayed him. The single concession made to Western style film making occurs near the end of the movie when Baran seeks a measure of revenge against those who wronged him with an uncharacteristically unending supply of ammunition. Conceding that there is probably more to the story than I was able to come away with due to lack of subtitles, I still found the movie to be compelling in it's way, garnering my full attention throughout. Should a subtitled or dubbed version of the movie come my way, I would definitely watch it again.

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