Ohayo (Good Morning) Reviews

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Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
June 14, 2003
This is all potentially interesting, to be sure, but the ideas are wrapped in a surprisingly innocuous package.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
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New York Times
May 9, 2005
Cozy but tepid.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
July 1, 2013
[Ozu's] sense of generational conflict in a society at risk from within is here at its sharpest and most anarchic.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 20, 2011
Perhaps the most delightful of Yasujiro Ozu's late comedies.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Enjoyable and light-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A brimming sense of life, in other words, gradually transforms the small talk into a richly devious portrait of humanity being human.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 14, 2003
All hail Ozu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
This is a much more complex, ambiguous, and challenging film that most reduce it to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 16, 2006
It's Ozu's simplest and most schematic film, a lighthearted comedy that is built around the motif of changing values from the old to the new.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 1, 2002
comparable in spirit to Fellini's Amarcord with its love of character, humor, and relentless fart jokes
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 8, 2004
Ozu's most charming foray into comedy since his silent days.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
November 28, 2003
Ozu's delicate, wry comedy of manners takes a sympathetic but not uncritical look at life and etiquette in a small 1950s Japanese village community.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
An amusing joke on everyday civilized formalities and the sometimes inane nature of human communication, especially within families and between neighbors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
This may not be one of Ozu's most acclaimed works, yet its contemplative style and its qualities of humour, tenderness and absence of cynicism make for an absorbing film.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 20, 2011
As unpromising as all this may sound, Good Morning is another Ozu gem, a covertly sophisticated ensemble piece scripted with the intricacy and precision of a well-constructed Restoration comedy of manners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 12, 2012
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