The Farewell Reviews

December 17, 2019
What follows is a series of hackneyed scenes about the different interpersonal relationships within the family, centering on the heroine's bond with her grandmother.
December 16, 2019
I kept waiting for something to happen in the plot of the movie - and then it was over. Oh yes, Awkwafina was very good.
September 22, 2019
Zhao Shuzhen is excellent as Nai Nai but Awkwafina is decidedly ordinary.
September 18, 2019
The film could have had wit, attitude, poignancy, style - or any single one of the four. Instead it slithers along, shallow and soapy.
August 20, 2019
...the filmmaker delivers an often excessively subdued drama that contains few wholeheartedly compelling or emotional sequences...
July 31, 2019
The Farewell began as a entry in This American Life, and it might have fit pretty well there, in a tight space with words as the prevailing medium. It just does not stretch well to an hour and 40 minutes on a big screen.