Air Doll (Kūki ningyō) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Air Doll (Kūki ningyō) Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
June 24, 2010
The film's poignant depiction of human loneliness is undercut by saccharine notes and a drifting tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 2010
A charming, richly textured fable that touches on fundamental questions of existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 3, 2010
The movie is a fable etched in comedy, sadness, and mild existential philosophy. Yes, the object of Kore-eda's fairy tale is a life-size sex toy, but it's the size and emotional shading of the toy's new life that interests him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 16, 2009
This follow-up, despite having been in the works for years, feels a tad rushed.
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2009
The urban fairytale about an inflatable sex doll come to life gradually unfurls as an achingly beautiful meditation on loneliness and longing in the city.
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Derek Elley
May 15, 2009
Recut to a trim 90 minutes, this fragile yarn would work perfectly and have a chance of an afterlife as a specialty item. In its present form, pic may not get much farther than the fest netherworld.