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Yara

2021 1h 36m Drama Crime List
Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings The murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio upsets the town of Brembate di Sopra. To bring the culprit to justice, the prosecutor Letizia Ruggeri has traces of DNA as her only clue. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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JK Sooja Common Sense Media Taught and with pace, this true-story crime thriller dramatizes the hunt for Yara Gambirasio's killer in a straightforward fashion. Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2021 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies Nothing but a big yawn is elicited from this flat, heavy-handed TV-like movie. Rated: 2/5 Nov 15, 2021 Full Review Jade Budowski Decider The film really belongs to Isabella Ragonese. Without her, Yara simply doesn't work. Nov 6, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Italian "true crime"...a film with few histrionics, more dry "Law & Order" than sexy "CSI" in tone and pitch. Rated: 2/4 Nov 5, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Linda L It's not the movie, it's your reviewer. Your Reviewer should learn the difference between the word "taught," and the word "taut"! I read reviews on your page and I realize that the standards of grammar, syntax, etc. are hitting rock-bottom! Do you have editors there at all? You can always hire me. I am a language arts instructor Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Paul A As "Yara" (2021 release from Italy; 96 min) opens, it is "February 26, 2011" and a man discovers the body of a young woman. We then go to "Three Months Earlier" as we are introduced to Yara, a 13 yo who loves rhythmic gymnastics. Then one day, after leaving the gym, Yara disappears... At this point we are less than 10 minutes into the movie. Couple of comments: this film is based on true events, and centers on how the prosecutor in Bergamo, Italy, goes about trying to find the killer(s). In and of itself, this could've/should've been a great starting point for a riveting "whodunnit" murder mystery. Alas, it didn't happen, and it is clear that the underlying script is what holds this movie back. The dialogue is dull, and as a result the performances feel dull too. I must admit I was not familiar with either the director Marco Tullio Giordana. Or anyone in the cast. "Yara" started streaming on Netflix abut a year ago, but I just recently stumbled onto it, and decided to take a chance on it. I shouldn't have. Of course don't take my words for it, so if you are in the mood for a foreign murder mystery, I'd readily suggest you check it out and draw your own conclusion. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A poorly constructed and directed real crime drama, that has very little drama or thrill from the inception. For a crime drama, this is remarkably dry and boring. As is often the case with stories involving crimes solved with DNA, the telling of the story is just not interesting, especially to sustain a full length movie. This story would have been better told as a 30 minute documentary. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member basada en un hecho real, una historia muy fuerte 10/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Juan R This is a must see. Based on a real story, this movie, as if it were a thriller, keeps your nerves on the edge. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/21 Full Review Audience Member A sad history that could be turn out a great movie, but the direction was poorly made, the acting awful.... It didn't stand out as the case would deserve it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio upsets the town of Brembate di Sopra. To bring the culprit to justice, the prosecutor Letizia Ruggeri has traces of DNA as her only clue.
Director
Marco Tullio Giordana
Screenwriter
Graziano Diana, Giacomo Martelli
Production Co
Taodue
Genre
Drama, Crime
Original Language
Italian
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 5, 2021
Runtime
1h 36m
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