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Tony Takitani Reviews

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Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 14, 2006
Ichikawa evokes the heady and suffocating effect of the past playing irrevocable catch-up with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Campos
Film Threat
June 4, 2005
Jun Ichikawa's film is a classic example that not all literature is capable of making the transition to film...
| Original Score: 1/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 25, 2005
It's an interesting aesthetic experiment that is only half successful.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 4, 2005
The pacing is reserved to the point of being funereal, and the Ryuishi Sakamoto score is likely to lull you to sleep.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
This could reverently be called a model of minimalism, but I am more inclined to call it dull as dishwater.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 25, 2005
This gossamer work is one of the loveliest examples of minimalist cinema I've seen in a long time.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 20, 2005
This is the sort of film you're pretty sure you won't like, but see anyway out of vague curiosity and emerge from its spell somehow changed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Scarcely satisfies, yet it lingers -- limpidity of image along with imperceptible epiphanies
Don Willmott
January 31, 2006
embodies that lose-lose conundrum we all face: loneliness is painful, but finding and then losing love is just as bad
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 8, 2005
The Japanese movie is tranquil, smoothly connecting its scenes with gradual pans from one image to the next, accompanied by spare music that sounds like early morning and loneliness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
June 14, 2007
Ichikawa brilliantly captures Murakami's blend of whimsy, irony and melancholy, while finding intelligent and inventive ways to convert the author's verbal idiosyncrasies to a visual medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
December 31, 2005
It's a serene experience, letting the film wash over you and transport you into its isolated, melancholy little world.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 28, 2005
A delicate wisp of a film with a surprisingly sharp sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 21, 2006
Jun Ichikawa's slight, lovely little drama understands the pleasure of seeing, using many quiet, patient takes to absorb its delicate visuals.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 25, 2005
An aesthetically appealing anatomy of loneliness and aloneness by a Japanese filmmaker with a keen eye for the nuances of human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 7, 2005
...unmistakably an art piece and as Japanese as a Japanese garden...the movie itself seems like an obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 11, 2005
Tony Takitani runs only about 75 minutes but is so well and deftly crafted that it couldn't be a minute more...or less.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 20, 2005
... like an impressionistic documentary of a man resigned to his loneliness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alan Dale
October 25, 2005
Heedlessly drawn to Eiko ... Tony takes a step onto spiritually hollow ground and falls through.... That's what this kind of ironic protagonist does, from Adam on down....
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