Reviews

Mar 2, 2022
There's so much going on beneath the surface of Minari, but those paying attention will find a story of immigration that is fascinating, as well as a tribute to family that will feel universal.
Feb 17, 2022
Minari is the kind of film that sends the viewer into their own childhood memories.
Feb 12, 2022
Minari is a film that uses cultural context and nuance to explore complex family dynamics and relationships, which at its core, equates to universal emotions that anyone can relate to.
Dec 28, 2021
Exploring heavy subject matter, the picture shows us a microcosm of the American Dream in vivid detail and creates an indelible family portrait.
Oct 25, 2021
Funny, sad, thoughtful, endearing, it's one of those movies that gets everything right. Yes, it's an astutely observed insight to the immigrant experience in 1980s USA, but it's also just a great movie about human beings being awesome.
Sep 30, 2021
Young Alan Kim's performance is essential, as it serves as a rear window to a marriage filled with uncertainty and dissatisfaction. A story about the challenges of immigrating and creating a family while still wanting success. [Full review in Spanish]
Sep 23, 2021
Everything in Minari combines to create a compelling family drama that is powerful, emotional, and intensely authentic.
Aug 28, 2021
The humanity with which it treats every single one of its characters is deeply moving and makes Minari one of the most emotionally resonant films of the year.
Aug 12, 2021
The picture's treatment of these subjects is sufficiently valuable that at least some mature adolescents might benefit from it, a few objectionable passages in the dialogue notwithstanding.
Jul 29, 2021
Chung and his cinematographer Lachlan Milne photograph the landscape beautifully, and you see how both Jacob and David can be entranced by its vastness, even for all the trouble it causes.
Jul 16, 2021
As a film, Minari absolutely flourishes, emanating a sweet freshness that sets it apart as a distinct reminder that the world is full of many flavors.
Jul 2, 2021
Minari is a moving, beautiful delight about struggle-struggle financially, struggle for identity, against preconceived notions, and for unity.
Jun 25, 2021
Wistful and passionate, Minari is a gorgeously crafted film that synthesises the bittersweet pleasures of staying true to your past -- and making space for your future.
Jun 17, 2021
Lee Isaac Chung's quiet, restrained film examines the American immigrant experience.
Jun 14, 2021
In the end, Minari tells us about the difficulty of being, both as a solitary entity, as a member of a family, defeating the group over unity. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 11, 2021
It's an invitation to sit with the writer/director, Lee Isaac Chung, as he shares his childhood memories of loss, identity, and the third culture created when two collide into one another.
Jun 8, 2021
In exploring the rich, textured lives of the Yi family, Chung manages to find the universal in specificity and specificity in the universal, an accomplishment that looks much easier than it really is.
Jun 5, 2021
In turning his camera to more personal material ... Chung seems to have flattened Minari into a rather precious series of vignettes -- varied in subject, but simplistic in tone.
Jun 4, 2021
Filmmaking-wise, Minari excels in nearly every aspect.
May 29, 2021
It's a tale so universal that you will bask in their victories like they are your own and your heart will shatter at the losses.