The Farewell Reviews

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November 20, 2019
It's a very rewarding film assembled with a disarming touch of brilliance.
November 16, 2019
'The Farewell' is a rewarding film for the ages. It has its tears, undoubtedly; but it also has many laughs and uplifting moments to carry you through your own obstacles.
November 15, 2019
The whole cast is perfect. [Full review in Spanish]
November 8, 2019
The Farewell ends up being an interesting reflection about lies. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 8, 2019
Wang moves with discretion between simplicity and eccentricity, addressing solemn themes without any artificiality. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 4, 2019
Like its characters, the movie stays a fair distance from the drama and says it all in silence. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 21, 2019
And ultimately, even though this wonderfully character-driven comedy is about death, every second of it is filled with glorious, laudable life.
October 19, 2019
There are silences in Lulu Wang's The Farewell that linger much longer than they should and much longer than it is comfortable.
October 10, 2019
The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.
October 2, 2019
There are big, tear-jerking scenes, with Awkwafina and older actress Zhao nailing the chemistry as to what brings them together, and why saying goodbye will bring such terrible sorrow.
October 2, 2019
To see [Awkwafina] shed tears, to watch her struggle with internal conflicts and to hear her deliver everything in Mandarin, she deserves much credit for daring to step out of her comfort zone.
October 1, 2019
What I love most about this movie is that it's the first film since The Joy Luck Club that touches on the collision of Western values and Confucian values... It's such a wonderful film in every conceivable way.
September 26, 2019
The Farewell can feel careful and overscripted, indicating Wang's personal instinct to protect the characters and not delve too deeply into harsh truths. But this decision feels as loving as the film does.
September 24, 2019
Given how many Americans can claim some kind of migrant heritage, it's perhaps strange there haven't been more films like Lulu Wang's carefully crafted drama...
September 23, 2019
Magnificent screen presence. I thought it was really lovely. I thought it was really funny. I thought it was really moving. You will laugh, you will cry.
September 23, 2019
Funny, surprising, and poignant in all the right places, The Farewell is the kind of film you will be glad to say hello to.
September 23, 2019
While the film plays with issues of old-world values and modern sensibilities, Wang never seems to be pushing a message. She's simply telling a story from her experience that has universal ramifications
September 23, 2019
It is heartfelt and beautifully observed, so while everyone on screen is doing their utmost to hold back tears, yours will come unchecked.
September 23, 2019
Thoroughly entertaining, this is a farewell well worth saying hello to.
September 22, 2019
Zhao Shuzhen is excellent as Nai Nai but Awkwafina is decidedly ordinary.
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