Distance Reviews

April 2, 2004
The film's exploration of loss and the gulf of time and memory that separates us from our pasts is beautifully and subtly handled by Kore-eda.
June 25, 2002
Thanks to deadly execution, viewer sympathy ends up going to the cult members who were obviously desperate to escape from the kind of society that makes numbingly tedious, ultimately distancing films like this.
June 5, 2004
November 6, 2003
It's very slow and quiet, yet strong undercurrents of emotion fill the screen.
June 25, 2002
It's creepy, inspired film-making.