Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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
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
Full of the small revelations that make up everyone's memories and regrets. It is beautifully acted too.
January 15, 2010
Limpidly shot, translucently acted, Still Walking steals up on you quietly and stays with you forever.
January 15, 2010
The writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who made the brilliant After Life, has the imaginative sympathy of a great novelist, unsparing yet not unforgiving in his examination of a family held together by habit, regret and, ultimately, an unspoken love.
October 14, 2009
Still Walking is a miniaturist's masterpiece, the ebb and flow of familial love distilled to its essence.
October 8, 2009
This masterful family drama by Japanese writer- director Hirokazu Kore-eda commences on a deceptively tranquil note, lightly spiced with a needling humor.
September 24, 2009
Pitch-perfect and profoundly moving...
September 24, 2009
The tone is perfect; this is one of those rare films that, despite being rooted firmly in the world around us, is utterly absorbing and capable of reducing the immediacies of life into abstract thoughts in the back of one's mind.
September 9, 2009
Though [Koreeda] has made a film of droll and dry observational precision, its emotional minimalism is almost fetishistic -- and, by the end, a tad frustrating.
September 4, 2009
It will strongly move you, but you won't be able to say exactly why. It illuminates 24 hours in the life of a Japanese family, and though it may appear that not much is happening, by the end everything is revealed.
September 4, 2009
The director has said that, though the story was inspired by the deaths of his parents, he hoped to make a film "brimming with life." He's succeeded.
September 3, 2009
One fears to blink, because some essential element in the story will be lost and, with it, some nuance, of which there are many.
September 3, 2009
If anyone can be considered an heir of the great Yasujiro Ozu, it might be Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the writer and director of Still Walking.
August 28, 2009
Kore-eda, talented director that he is, never allows the story to sink into soap-opera melodrama, and he refrains from pointing fingers.
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