Minari Reviews

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April 24, 2020
Tender, lighthearted, and emotional, Minari showcases that what makes a family isn't the legacy - it's the people building that legacy.
March 4, 2020
Minari brings an honest story of family, love, selfishness, and humility. Chung doesn't hold back, and we can't help but have a fervent appreciation for Minari.
February 17, 2020
Whether tragic or beautiful or merely mundane, every scene is bursting with beauty.
February 10, 2020
Minari is American cinema at its most inclusive, one that reaches out while vigilantly safeguarding its core of human specificity.
February 9, 2020
Chung's script runs the Yi family through hardships, both financial and marital, while also displaying David's child's-eye view of life in the South. Chung's direction captures the details of life in Reagan's America.
February 6, 2020
A quiet, steady journey, lovingly crafted.
February 4, 2020
The lack of any showiness is, in fact, part of Minari's charm.
February 4, 2020
An incredibly full, moving piece that works so well on so many levels. The humor, the heart, the stakes are high throughout, and there's a real delicacy to the way everything is captured to ensure a deep level of investment.
February 2, 2020
This is a delicate, small-scale drama told with an immense amount of authenticity by a filmmaker who is clearly attuned to the emotional rhythms of each of his characters.
February 1, 2020
This gentle, personal story works because of its specificity, bringing forth the kind of detailed storytelling that is much harder to pull off than it looks.
February 1, 2020
Chung's fifth film sings with the expertise of a seasoned filmmaker, to be sure, but it also feels like the kind of energetic, exuberant, deeply personal film that would mark a bright newcomer's debut.
January 30, 2020
Chung is very, very comfortable dealing with the grey areas found within his protagonists, and allows his incredibly strong cast to explore the depths of their feelings, no matter if it winds up in some uncomfortable places.
January 30, 2020
Despite its prevailing quietness, Minari is so full of life you can feel it (Lachlan Milne's tactile photography certainly helps).
January 30, 2020
By telling his story L Lee Isaac Chung has hit a peak as a filmmaker that might have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
January 30, 2020
Lee Isaac Chung crafts a sweet, charming, and emotional story of an immigrant family.
January 30, 2020
Chung transforms the specificity of his upbringing into something warm, tender and universal.
January 30, 2020
Minari is probably the most lasting and touching film to come out so far in 2020, and really is a film for everyone.
January 29, 2020
Minari offers an encouraging and engaging view of the immigrant experience while also recognising the hardships that go alongside.
January 29, 2020
In the moment before the movie cuts to black I realized how much I'd miss seeing these characters on the screen. It is an irresistible movie.
January 28, 2020
Minari allows us to spend time with a group of highly likable people, and I'm thankful I got the chance, if only because it taught me there is a job out there where all you do is look at chicken genitals all day to divide them by gender.
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