Minari Reviews

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January 21, 2021
This lovely piece of work combines dramatic sweep and aesthetic power, providing a sublimely moving experience that stays with us long after the final credits roll.
January 19, 2021
Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung has crafted a wonderful confident picture from his own memories of his childhood and he's done so without treacly sentiment despite an obviously huge heart.
January 16, 2021
An engrossing story of one family's dream. But it never touched me as emotionally as I wanted it to do.
January 15, 2021
Count "Minari" among the very best movies of 2020 already, for all its endearing cheekiness and affecting virtues, the greatest among them being honoring human resilience.
January 11, 2021
Minari gets everything right. Exactly right. Excruciatingly right.
January 8, 2021
Thoughtful, inspiring drama promotes family understanding.
January 5, 2021
Minari feels like Chung gazing into the past to recognize and empathize with the kind of hardships and sacrifices his immigrant parents had to endure. In the process, he creates a riveting drama about hope, family, and the difficulties of change.
January 5, 2021
[Images are] loaded with the weight provided by brilliant technical and performative achievements. [Full review in Spanish]
January 5, 2021
Director Lee Isaac Chung presents a simple story about a Korean family searching the "american dream". A story so majestically told and so well shot that every scene of Minari will make you fall in love. [Full review in Spanish]
January 2, 2021
Chung creates a film that draws us into this family's drama. They face big challenges, but the biggest one of all is to face the truth regarding their familial roles and relationships directed and performed magnificently by this talented ensemble.
January 1, 2021
Chung makes a sensitive picture, and he brings in an excellent cast to realize his screenplay, with the actors mastering the art of subtle reaction to big swings of fate.
December 31, 2020
If you aren't all-in and crossing your fingers for this immigrant family's success, there's something deeply rotten in your soul.
December 31, 2020
Presented without sentiment, this story about the persistence of hope throws obstacles in the path of its family, but rewards them with a miracle that is not what they wanted, but exactly what they needed.
December 30, 2020
Out of an experience that's as alien for his characters as it is for you, [director Lee Isaac Chung] quietly builds something that can serve as home.
December 30, 2020
The best film of the year.
December 30, 2020
If there's any justice in the world, both Steven Yeun (justice for Burning!) and Youn Yuh-jung will receive Oscar nominations for their work here.
December 29, 2020
Minari is specific, yes. But it's also universal. Jacob's quest for economic self improvement resonates across years and cultures; the comforting (and exasperating) ties of family and marriage mold all of us.
December 25, 2020
Minari, in its quiet way, shows us a boy learning to love his grandma; a town where everyone smiles; a garden that grows and withers and regrows; and, most of all, a family changed with the years but as constant as the seasons.
December 23, 2020
Chung is a patient filmmaker who works in small sequences that accrue imperceptibly into something grander.
December 23, 2020
Minari is not only visually stunning, but it is beautiful on an emotional level.
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