Yi Yi Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
December 15, 2010
Blending the Coen Brothers' karmic rubicon with Robert Altman's ensemble heart, "Yi Yi" scratches the identifiable itch to reach out for what we've loved, set free and had come back, perhaps still not meant to be: jobs, lovers, freedoms, opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 29, 2009
One of the best films of the decade, Yi Yi, Edward Yang's most accessible (and very last) film is a fluent, charming and precise family portrait that celebrates ordinary life with all its joys and chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
A heartfelt and involving family drama to which even the most subtitle-wary moviegoer could relate.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 31, 2008
Every beat and every image and every cut and every note feels like a part of a whole. It is a total movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The final moments left me thunderstruck, as deeply moved as I've ever been by a film. Yi Yi accumulates moments of truth and insight until it glows with importance.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 9, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
January 22, 2003
'With numerous plotlines that move from middle-aged longing and teen romance to cutthroat business, Yang has created a deeply moving examination of a home in turmoil.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
December 31, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 13, 2002
One of the best films of the year, Edward Yang's Yi Yi combines a diagnosis of modern times with seemingly old-fashioned 'literary' storytelling - scene by scene it's slow, character-focused and dense with realistic detail, while the sprawling, coincidenc
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 21, 2002
This one is a masterpiece, despite being as inexplicable as a great work of music sometimes is.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
April 16, 2002
Yi Yi is a rare work of beauty, a thoughtful, touching, compelling study of humanity that demands to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 13, 2001
There's no question it's a soap opera, but a most charming and involving one.
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
July 7, 2001
The film is underpinned by Nien-Jen Wu's magnificent performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 21, 2001
Life-affirming in the most genuine, respectful and least mechanical sense.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
May 18, 2001
Seldom has a film so richly awarded patient filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 14, 2001
As rich and complex as a terrific novel, and you'll fall into the story just like you fall into a good book.
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
Top Critic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
April 21, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
George Wu
Senses of Cinema
July 3, 2001
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
June 4, 2001
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
February 22, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
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