First Love (Hatsukoi) Reviews

October 25, 2019
There's a twist that arrives late in the game, which helps liven up First Love and catapult it into an extreme third act. But by that point, the overcomplicated screenplay has already caused the film more damage than a samurai sword to the throat.
October 4, 2019
The idea, perhaps, is to give us so much movie that we're distracted from the fact that there isn't much to the actual movie we've been given.
September 27, 2019
Though it has a tight course of events and is spiked with a few surprises, First Love is far more impressive for how it collides its many characters than what it ever feels for them.