Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi)

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Mizuki's husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner.


Critic Reviews for Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

  • Overall the tone is one of quotidian melancholy, emphasising how people cope with grief by getting on with working, cooking and taking long walks, as if Yasujiro Ozu had made an episode of that TV show The Ghost Whisperer.

    May 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A neat concept, but dull as all hell.

    May 19, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Fans of Kurosawa's earlier psycho-thrillers may desire more eeriness and visual panache, but those who've accepted the helmer's conscious change of tune and pace should be gently touched.

    Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

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  • While admirers of the director's work might sit still for the glacial pacing, the overlong film becomes steadily less involving after a promising setup, trading mystery for a sentimental vein fed by its sudsy romantic score.

    Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Sadly, the film's effortless stream of plain-spoken human interactions eventually descends into maudlin overstatement as the characters polemicise about death and guilt in a manner that feels forced.

    Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Watching Journey to the Shore is similar to watching an EKG machine show a few beeps before flatlining. I don't want to say goodbye to Kurosawa, but like Mizuki, perhaps it's time to finally let go.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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