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The Way Home (Jibeuro) Reviews

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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 28, 2011
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Derek Elley
March 11, 2011
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
April 18, 2003
Thanks to confident filmmaking and a pair of fascinating performances, the way to that destination is a really special walk in the woods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
March 27, 2003
Eul-Boon Kim's soulful portrayal of the illiterate, deaf-mute grandmother illuminates the dignity of her demeanor and the sad resignation in her eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 7, 2003
The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 6, 2003
The film is meant to be simple and charming. Unfortunately, it's simple and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
January 31, 2003
The pace is slow, the message none too subtle and the boy barely tolerable. But the film is still better than the mainstream run of movies from Hollywood.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 24, 2003
Jeong-Hyang Lee's film is deceptively simple, deeply satisfying.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 23, 2003
Director Lee has a true cinematic knack, but it's also nice to see a movie with its heart so thoroughly, unabashedly on its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 6, 2002
Profoundly moving without dipping into mawkishness.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 6, 2002
While certain cues, like the happy music, suggest that this movie is supposed to warm our hearts, Jeong-Hyang Lee's film is just as likely to blacken that organ with cold vengefulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2002
Kim is the heart of The Way Home. She gives it simplicity, truth and a shimmering grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 6, 2002
If you ever doubted the power and scope of silent film, watch The Way Home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 19, 2002
A beautifully observed character piece.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 16, 2002
The film is worth watching if only for Kim, who before this had never seen a movie, let alone acted in one.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 14, 2002
The movie is saved from unbearable lightness by the simplicity of the storytelling and the authenticity of the performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 14, 2002
The story, touching though it is, does not quite have enough emotional resonance or variety of incident to sustain a feature, and even at 85 minutes it feels a bit long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 14, 2002
A loving little film of considerable appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
November 14, 2002
A conventional if appealing tear-jerker.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
November 12, 2002
Punitively affirmational parable.