Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) Reviews

October 11, 2019
It's so unassuming and so easy to slip into that when elegiac moments like the conversation that gives the film its title do bubble up, just as subtly as everything else that happens, the effect is almost overwhelming.
September 26, 2019
a drama about coming to terms with and accepting difference in the ones you love, and the manner in which it ends makes it one of the most hopeful of Ozu's late dramas
September 7, 2019
Comes at a wonderful middle period [in Ozu's career], between Late Spring and Tokyo Story, as more questions were being asked and themes became more appealingly layered.
August 26, 2019
Despite offering a few interesting set-ups along the way, Yasujiro Ozu's The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice ends up lacking the depth needed to explore these issues of marriage in a significant fashion.
August 28, 2007
What The Flavor of Green Tea did have was a delicate flavor... .
July 5, 2005
Yasujiro Ozu's delicate melodramas (this one dates from his finest period, 1951) avoid any sense of cliche in their restrained, sometimes painfully subtle study of family relationships.
July 5, 2005
July 5, 2005
No one shrug or sigh or smile is more or less dispensible than another gesture, which explains why minor characters are so important in Ozu films.