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Tony Takitani Reviews

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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 8, 2005
An ethereal modern fable without a moral, Tony Takatani seeps into the soul and lingers. For filmgoers in search of a quietly absorbing escape, it might be the perfect holiday-movie antidote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
November 4, 2005
Though it falters as a narrative, Tony Takitani sticks in the mind with its poetic contemplativeness.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dallas Morning News
October 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
October 21, 2005
Like a cultivated orchid, the delicate product of careful attention and an appreciation for fleeting beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
October 13, 2005
It's a marvelously moody meditation, beautiful to look at and beautiful to ponder as the camera slowly pans from one scene to the next, framing life as still life.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 29, 2005
It's a film for specialized tastes, quiet, delicate. But it suits those tastes beautifully.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 2005
Tony Takitani, fablelike and beautiful, requires a certain amount of patience, but its small, peculiar charms work their way into your soul.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2, 2005
Whether you view it as a metaphor for a country or a singular study of the human condition, Tony Takitani explores the borders between solitude and loneliness, hunger and consumption, memory and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 25, 2005
Tony Takitani is an exquisite film, as elegant and precise as an impeccably cut diamond.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
August 25, 2005
A gentle breeze of absurdism floats through this lyrically understated story. Its sadness is little short of magical.
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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.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 12, 2005
This is a wisp of a film that despite its simplicity is hardly slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 3, 2005
It's a quiet dream of a movie, a vision of loneliness giving way to love, then to loneliness again; it's like Vertigo remade in a sedately haunted style of Japanese lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 29, 2005
A quietly simple fable that hits you hardest after it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 29, 2005
The camera effortlessly glides from scene to scene, revealing faultlessly framed shots that consist mostly of just one or two people, their backs often to the camera.
| Original Score: 4/4
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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
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Jan Stuart
July 28, 2005
A haunting and exquisitely composed ode to the cellblocks that people build for themselves: prisons of loneliness and dependency, routine and material substitutes.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 26, 2005
Tony Takitani conveys a powerfully tangible sense of loss and loneliness. In both concrete and existential terms, it's a film that dwells on what the dead leave behind and how the living carry on.
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Derek Elley
June 4, 2005
A refined, delicately poetic reverie on loss and memory.