After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) Reviews

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June 15, 2017
Quiet revelations and fleeting poetry - a lottery ticket, we're reminded, is a piece of a dream - pleasingly ensue.
June 2, 2017
The miracle of Abe's performance, and indeed of Koreeda's direction, is that, despite everything, you don't actually loathe Ryota as a character. You pity him.
June 2, 2017
This isn't a weepie but as you realise what's happening you may want to cry.
June 1, 2017
There is such intelligence and delicacy in Kore-eda's film-making, such wit and understated humanity.
May 31, 2017
Proof that the Japanese maestro deserves to be the metronome of all movie lovers' hearts.
May 30, 2017
No modern filmmaker has as sure a grasp on family dynamics as Hirokazu Kore-eda.
April 20, 2017
A quiet character study of a man in slow-motion crisis.
April 7, 2017
For a film filled with broken promises, dead dreams, conniving duplicity and desperation, "After the Storm" has a surprisingly light touch and odd charm.
April 6, 2017
The director keeps his characters and audience bobbing together over waters that grow deeper and deeper, until it's impossible to distinguish the everyday from the profound.
March 30, 2017
Solid yet subtly sphinxlike ...
March 29, 2017
"After the Storm" has what the Japanese call mono no aware, which translates as "the pathos of things." It is a film that is aware of the of the transient, impermanent nature of life.
March 27, 2017
Kore-eda looks sensitively at the deep roots of unquenched anguish, but he constructs the characters too neatly and the situations too precisely for the drama to seem like anything but a well-meaning lesson.
March 17, 2017
Ryota's heartbreak sneaks up on you.
March 17, 2017
There are times in this lovely, complacent movie about uncomplacent circumstance when I wanted to be shaken up, and wasn't.
March 17, 2017
Hirokazu Kore-eda only makes good movies, but this tender, accessible drama is one of his very best.
March 17, 2017
After the Storm is one of our best filmmaker's best films.
March 17, 2017
A layered and melancholy drama about one man's attempt to rebuild his life, before it moves on without him.
Top Critic
March 16, 2017
Watch and listen closely ... and worlds of deeply felt, awkwardly expressed passion will unfold in and around a cramped apartment in a nondescript high-rise that has aged along with the inhabitants who raised families there.
March 16, 2017
I've admired Mr. Kore-eda's work for many years... His latest film, though, has a special warmth and grace.
March 16, 2017
A sublimely simple family drama from the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
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