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Hush

Hush (2002)

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71

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Following up on his acclaimed Like Grains of Sand, Ryosuke Hashiguchi spins this melodramatic comedy about two gay men, an unbalanced woman, and a baby. Naoya (Kazuya Takahashi) is a soft-spoken, easygoing gay man who runs a pet store with his overbearing mother. After years of one-night stands and failed relationships, Noaya finally meets someone he likes at his favorite gay club, the handsome though closeted Katsuhiro (Seiichi Tanabe), who works as an engineer. Though at first the two seem to

Jul 23, 2003

Strand Releasing

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (3)

Starts promisingly but disintegrates into a dreary, humorless soap opera.

April 25, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Although the editing might have been tighter, Hush! sympathetically captures the often futile lifestyle of young people in modern Japan.

November 8, 2002
New York Post
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If the incidents are piled on one another without adding up to much, they provide telling social details.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Hashiguchi covers this territory with wit and originality, suggesting that with his fourth feature -- the first to be released in the U.S. -- a major director is emerging in world cinema.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Hashiguchi uses the situation to evoke a Japan bustling atop an undercurrent of loneliness and isolation.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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A feel-good movie that doesn't give you enough to feel good about.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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What might've been an exhilarating exploration of an odd love triangle becomes a sprawl of uncoordinated vectors.

April 13, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Be patient with the lovely Hush! and your reward will be a thoughtful, emotional movie experience.

February 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Though it breaks no new ground, it's quietly funny and moving, a welcome change of pace from the norm.

November 8, 2002 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

While not quite a comedy, the film tackles its relatively serious subject with an open mind and considerable good cheer, and is never less than engaging.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Hashiguchi vividly captures the way young Japanese live now, chafing against their culture's manic mix of millennial brusqueness and undying, traditional politesse.

October 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Ryosuke has created a wry, winning, if languidly paced, meditation on the meaning and value of family.

June 26, 2002 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
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