Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)

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In 1881, two Ottoman Secret Agents travel to the USA, at the Sultan's request, to deliver a valuable diamond as a gift for the President.




  • Ömer Faruk Sorak in Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
  • Ozan Güven and Cem Yilmaz at an event for Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
  • Ozan Güven and Cem Yilmaz in Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
  • Ozan Güven and Cem Yilmaz in Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
  • Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
  • Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)

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18 January 2010 | ulnoyman
| Cem Yilmaz getting richer. Turkish Cinema... not so much
When I posted a review of A.R.O.G. a couple years ago I wrote that "Cem Yilmaz is financing his future good movie with a bad one". Judging by the pattern he followed until that day, I hoped that his next movie would a good one such as "Hokkabaz" or "Hersey Cok Güzel Olacak"... I was wrong.

Despite the wonderful visual effects, impeccable decor and costume, electrifying music, and so many other technical achievements worthy of praise, the movie is ultimately a bad one. The screenplay is too long and inflated with so many witless jokes. It is formulaic, repetitive and unoriginal. It is basically G.O.R.A. (or A.R.O.G.) in the wild west. Turkish comedy should outgrow fart-jokes, accent-abuse and overused unsubtle cross-culture references.

Even the decor has problems, since there is a nylon American flag in Sheriff Lloyd's office, and poker is played with plastic chips. After all that attention to detail, stuff like that ruins everything.

The fact that the movie is a lengthy commercial for a cola drink is also disturbing.

One clever thing Cem Yilmaz did with the script is to make it a story told by a shifty-eyed antique dealer. That saves him from a whole lot of criticism. Maybe if he had hired a professional screenplay doctor from Hollywood instead of a visual effects artist, the movie would be a much better one.

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Release Date:

1 January 2010


Turkish, English

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Usak, Turkey

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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