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A Simple Life Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
August 9, 2012
[T]he sort of film in which every detail feels unforced but essential.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 9, 2012
Here is a film with the clarity of fresh stream water, flowing without turmoil to shared destiny. No plot gimmicks. No twists and turns. Just a simple life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
July 31, 2012
An exquisite and wise moment of celluloid portraiture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
April 20, 2012
Often poignant but leavened with humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
Though overlong, Hui's valentine never milks the drama for tears, maintaining an unsentimental focus on the central duo's playful chemistry and the loving way Ah Tao's attention to detail is repaid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
April 12, 2012
Ms. Hui, a rare successful female director in the Hong Kong film industry, drew her story from real events, and the movie retains a tonic flavor of the everyday: its drama unfolds simply, without explosive moments but not without emotion
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
April 10, 2012
Gingerly peels layer after layer of sharp insights into the dynamics of familial love, using compassion and droll humor as its tools.