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Cutie And The Boxer Reviews

October 29, 2013
It's a touching film and a fascinating glimpse into one of those couples you can't quite believe are still together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2013
A painful, powerful portrait of the struggle and sacrifice required to create, and the cost that it can demand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2013
The story of an extraordinary marriage between two people bound together by their artistic impulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2013
A lively double portrait of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Brooklyn-based artists who, after 40 years of marriage, are still creating side by side, and tormenting each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
More than anything, the film expresses - at an almost subconscious level - the difficulties of discerning not only what real art is, but also what true love is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
Intriguing as their present lives may be, without enough background to appreciate, for instance, Ushio's associations with Rauschenberg and Warhol, we can't gauge the full extent of the couple's regrets and losses.
August 29, 2013
"Cutie and the Boxer" takes this tale of two artists and tells it with style and wit ...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2013
Heinzerling captures candid, touching moments that illustrate the awe-inspiring power of love and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2013
Their 40-year marriage seems like more of a trial than this overweening, lightly likable movie acknowledges.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 23, 2013
Directed with invention and insight by Zachary Heinzerling ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2013
Slyly comments on the ironies of the past half century in contemporary art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2013
Movies twice as long are often half as eloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 22, 2013
The film neither simplifies the troubled relationship nor pushes us to take sides, but asks us to observe the complexities of their life together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2013
"Cutie and the Boxer," like all truly noteworthy films, takes you by surprise with its unexpected twists and revelations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 16, 2013
All that footage has been organized into a compact, graceful story arc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2013
A movie that makes you feel less like a spectator than a guest, a friend welcomed into the home of an odd and fascinating couple.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2013
Working as director and cinematographer, Heinzerling earned the couple's trust before turning his camera on their days and nights. But once that camera was running, there was no blinking, no turning away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2013
Viewed in its entirety, "Cutie and the Boxer" is more than a great documentary. It's a great film.
August 15, 2013
They express love and vivaciousness, at once seeming like any couple walking down the street and yet unlike anyone you're lucky enough to spend time with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2013
"Cutie and the Boxer" is one of the most unsentimental and unstinting portraits of marriage ever brought to the screen ...
August 15, 2013
Though Noriko describes their relationship as being like "two flowers in one pot," with only enough room for one of them to blossom as an artist, the truth seems to be sadder, less romantic, and more relatable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 13, 2013
Except for the fact that one of them makes a living by slamming paint-dipped boxing gloves into canvas, Ushio and Noriko Shinohara could be any elderly couple-which is how documentarian Zachary Heinzerling treats them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2013
Both amusing and acutely perceptive, it's a portrait of the way in which art is born from suffering, and how that pain can lead to both beauty and, ultimately, catharsis.
July 24, 2013
Avoiding a precise beginning, middle and end, Cutie and the Boxer instead adopts a collage-like approach. Edited to accentuate the rhythms of the family's daily existence, the movie rests on small moments.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 24, 2013
A great triumph that refuses to color within typical emotional lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
January 22, 2013
A finely textured and beautifully told story of two Japanese artists in New York and their challenging 40-year marriage.
January 22, 2013
Zachary Heinzerling's five-years-in-the-making pic is a warts-and-all portrait of love, sacrifice and the creative spirit.