The Farewell Reviews

July 12, 2019
[T]he movie is compact, coolly heartwarming, and gratifyingly uncute.
July 12, 2019
The Farewell says a whole lot about grief, guilt and determining what's important in life, while still providing its share of laughs.
July 12, 2019
On screen, Awkwafina can feel more like a personality than an actress; still, she finds something appealingly honest and vulnerable in Billi.
Top Critic
July 12, 2019
The Farewell makes it hard to say goodbye.
July 12, 2019
The lovely paradox of The Farewell is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes straight to your heart.
July 11, 2019
"The Farewell" is a stoic and honest representation of a flawed and lovely family coming to terms with the inevitable.
July 11, 2019
Extraordinary on every level, Lulu Wang's The Farewell starring an award-caliber Awkwafina builds a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture, leaving you with cathartic tears.
July 11, 2019
Wang distinguishes herself as a thrilling new voice in filmmaking by crafting one of the most sensitively told stories of the year.
July 11, 2019
Wang turns her frustration and bewilderment into a gentle exploration of the cultural differences and generational schisms that have, over the years, opened up within Nai Nai's extended family.
July 10, 2019
With impeccable craft, Wang has created a funny, heartfelt and bittersweet film that will ring riotously true for anyone who knows the joys and agonies of a large, complicated family, regardless of culture, ethnicity or nationality.