Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) Reviews

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June 6, 2019
A tonally acute and deeply observant tale of familial love whose quiet confidence leaves a profound emotional impact.
September 7, 2018
I truly loved Still Walking-in spite of that music, and in spite of a brief voiceover which I think was literally completely unnecessary.
July 6, 2018
Even in subtitled form, this is a dialogue masterclass. Sly comments and pointed asides take precedence over upfront speechifying, while revelations are subtly layered in without narrative strategies becoming unduly obvious.
November 17, 2013
There's a natural flow of small hatreds, resentments, joys, and insecurities, superbly caught by every member of the cast
May 27, 2013
Though Kore-eda is no Ozu, like who is, he proves that he can make the same kind of impactful domestic pic.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
March 9, 2011
Still Walking is so uncommonly and beautifully perceptive about how families interact that it feels as natural as putting one foot in front of the next.
February 22, 2011
Taking place over little more than a day in the life of a family, Kore-eda's film locates the profound in the mundane. [Blu-ray]
January 25, 2010
Koreeda makes it worth our while to watch these people, allowing us to dig for nuggets of information, piecing them together, and learning something about the resilience of family bonds along the way.
January 22, 2010
A delicate, devastating Japanese tragicomedy.
January 20, 2010
while this film is full of all the bitterness, regret, jealousy, disappointment, deceit and awkward love that make up any family, it depicts these with a calm restraint and subtlety, excluding even the slightest hint of melodrama
January 15, 2010
Subtle and multi-layered film-making with compelling performances.
January 15, 2010
Koreeda's almost sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick places him and this wonderful film in the league of Japan's grand master, Ozu, and you can't ask for higher praise than that.
January 15, 2010
A beautifully measured melodrama that owes much to Yasujiro Ozu's Japanese classic Tokyo Story.
January 15, 2010
This is a higher order of storytelling, and this gentle, lovely film is impossible to watch without a lump in the throat.
January 15, 2010
An acutely observed and tenderly rendered portrait of family, mortality and remembering.
January 15, 2010
Koreeda's big theme is the transience of all our lives, but he doesn't make a meal of it. Instead, he essays a moving restraint that evokes Ozu's vintage domestic dramas - no mean feat.
January 15, 2010
Full of the small revelations that make up everyone's memories and regrets. It is beautifully acted too.
January 15, 2010
utaka Yamazaki's photography and Gontiti's guitar score are as impeccable as the performances, but it's Koreeda's delicacy, wit and insight that makes this so intricate, poignant and truthful.
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