Minari Reviews

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February 25, 2021
Delicately kindled open-endedness is what keeps Chung's film turning over in your own memory. Long after the land itself has been settled, the settling in goes on.
February 25, 2021
Chung, who wrote and directed, handles his own material with real poise and the performances he elicits from his cast are tremendous.
February 25, 2021
Although the broad strokes are the immigrant story, closer in, it's really about something more profoundly ordinary: simply family, wrapped in a seamless joyful package.
February 25, 2021
"A monumentally moving and all-round heart-warming piece of cinema."
February 25, 2021
A true family drama, with a hint of The Grapes of Wrath thrown in for good measure.
February 25, 2021
Chung paints a beautiful insight into his childhood...Minari is a poignant, heart-rendering journey of an immigrant family far away from home.
February 25, 2021
A heartwarming story where you are rooting for a family to win and bracing yourself for every loss.
February 25, 2021
As a viewer, you're thankful it takes its time to stretch out; the film feels very lived-in and authentic.
February 25, 2021
Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung's semi-autobiographical tale... operates in such a low-key register it barely draws attention to itself. But that's also what makes it such a poignant study of the struggle to assimilate into a new culture...
February 24, 2021
A film of journalistic precision and radical empathy.
February 24, 2021
This story sinks into viewers and takes hold.
February 24, 2021
Chung views them all with a clear, fond eye free of any hint of sentimentality. He knows their imperfections too well for that. He's also wise enough to be aware that their imperfections are what make them so endearing.
February 24, 2021
The family at its heart is one viewers will want to know for the rest of their lives.
February 24, 2021
In creating a filmic love letter to his own family, Chung has crafted one for us all.
February 24, 2021
Grabbing you from its opening frames and holding you tightly throughout, Minari is a masterful piece of cinema, a film absolutely stuffed with humour and heart.
February 24, 2021
The film is commendable for its rich ideas and the empathy it crafts for its characters.
February 24, 2021
Minari engages a different kind of thought experiment-one that turns away from thinking about everyone else in order to try to imagine what it's like to think about oneself.
February 23, 2021
It's straightforward and accessible, yet still somehow profound.
February 23, 2021
I promise that if you see Minari, you'll be happy you did.
February 23, 2021
While I don't want to take away from its cultural specificity, Minari will likely be a moving experience for anyone.
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