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A Simple Life Reviews

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Chris Sawin

Driven by the fantastic performances of Andy Lau and Deanie Ip and its authentic writing, A Simple Life is the type of film you pop in to remind yourself that there is hope for the human race.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

February 27, 2013
Alan Bett
The Skinny

eteran Director Ann Hui paints in delicate strokes, but while this may seem soft he is playing with powerful emotions.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

November 8, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Not since The Diving Bell and the Butterfly earned cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Schindler's List) another Oscar nomination in 2008 has there been such a good film about incapacity.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2012
Miles Fielder
The List

Compassionate but never sentimental, heartfelt but not tear-jerking and at once very funny and deeply moving.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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[T]he sort of film in which every detail feels unforced but essential.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 9, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here is a film with the clarity of fresh stream water, flowing without turmoil to shared destiny. No plot gimmicks. No twists and turns. Just a simple life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 9, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a gentle, flawlessly observed picture, moving but never sentimental, about getting old, fulfilling familial duties, killing time and being killed by time.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 5, 2012
Tara Brady
Irish Times

In keeping with the title and the heroine, A Simple Life is a straightforward and unassuming gem.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Perturbing truths about old age nestle inside an outwardly sentimental shell - it's a less cosy or placid prospect than it seems.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It is a quite lovely film.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

A sad and sombre film that uses a plangent piano soundtrack to tug at the heartstrings, but tempers this with a downbeat reality.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

August 2, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Earnest glow and slowly progressing torpor, like a dying nuclear fuel rod.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 2, 2012
Basia Cummings
Little White Lies

A film that will fill you with a sense of hope, and a glimpse into the realities of life in modern Hong Kong.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

August 2, 2012
Jennifer Tate

This poignant and emotional relationship study between an ageing servant and her employer requires more punch and focus, but is still a tender and heartfelt piece of drama with outstanding lead performances.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2012
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine

Director Hui shows a different side to Hong Kong cinema in a tender drama that's illuminated by the marvellous Ip.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2012
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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An exquisite and wise moment of celluloid portraiture.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2012
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Well-acted, deeply human and emotionally resonating.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.95/10

June 4, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a compelling yet uneven piece of work.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 27, 2012
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Often poignant but leavened with humor.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2012
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Hui depicts the passage of time and the poignancies of the past with subtle, elliptical episodes, and the film draws on deep emotions without succumbing to sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 19, 2012
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