Movies Like Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

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67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring may arrive cloaked in Buddhist theory but its premise is more Halloween than hallowed.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 12, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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As with most collections of short stories, some are more interesting than others. And the pacing is extremely slow -- almost meditative.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The film is only 98 minutes, but Kim is so meticulous in his storytelling that it seems as drawn out as the title.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Beautifully composed as the film is, it borders on preciousness.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 7, 2004
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As the seasons pass, lessons are learned, mistakes are made and, inevitably, many audience members are put to sleep.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

There's a timelessness to Spring that's enchanting.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 1, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This is as close to a Zen experience as the movies offer.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

June 4, 2004
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Spare and contained, with a timeless quality that makes it seem less a product of an individual human imagination than a collective memory...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A-

January 29, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Using perfectly composed shots to amplify an emotionally resonant story, the film successfully argues that 'artistic' films do not have to be boring.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 22, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film's effect is magical, drawing its viewer in and causing it to grow, wilt, lust and despair through an entire life in 98 minutes

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 4, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Backed by a terrific South Korean/German production crew, Kim Ki-duk is in total control of his material, its rhythms and its tone.

January 12, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The story is compelling, but Spring, Summer sends your thoughts off in mystical directions, as you contemplate what it has to say about grace, learning from mistakes and accepting that we are all part of a plan, even if that plan is not clear.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 13, 2004
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Somber, serene and stirring.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 4, 2005
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Precious few movies are so agog with wonder at the absolute majesty of nature.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 10/10

February 14, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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By turns humorous and tragic, Kim's film folds Buddhist belief into scenarios that capture the eye while they provoke the mind.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

May 7, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The Bressonian mixture of intense labor, bodily devotion, and the palpable breath of spirituality across the frames is a peak few films seek to scale, and even fewer attain.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: A-

August 31, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This sense luscious Korean film provides a luminous meditation on the wisdom of Buddhism and the ways in which life is an exquisite spiritual teacher.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

March 30, 2004
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Visually arresting, Baek Dong Hyun's cinematography will stay with you even as the film's facile moral lessons fade away.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 6, 2004
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Arrives with the gale force winds that signal a major new international talent in Kim Ki-Duk.

Full Review Source: Mixed Reviews | Original Score: A+

April 10, 2004
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
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November 19, 2004
J. Robert Parks
Looking Closer

December 6, 2004

AV Club
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April 1, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 8, 2004

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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