The Way Home (Jibeuro)

2002

The Way Home (Jibeuro)

Critics Consensus

A simple story told with much warmth and compassion.

75%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 56

92%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,338
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Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother's only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo's mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.

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Critic Reviews for The Way Home (Jibeuro)

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (42) | Rotten (14)

Audience Reviews for The Way Home (Jibeuro)

  • Jan 01, 2011
    This is a really nice movie, but the little boy in this was so obnoxious, I was waiting for grandma too wack him with her walking stick...yet she never did. I kept waiting for that moment when the kid redeemed himself for all the nasty things that he did to her, but it wasn't until the very end where he ALMOST did. Still not sure that I forgive him, but all in all the movie was quite enjoyable to watch.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    Great movie even though there were times where I wanted to strangle the little kid
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2009
    another korean film that examines life and human nature. i think it was a bit more suited to children, but nevertheless it was still a nice story to watch unfold... by the end! i won't call the little boy a brat... coz if i'm totally honest... i was a brat when i was little
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2008
    A sweet and gentle film. The little kid is an absolute prick and you want to slap him, but of course it makes the journey of each character even better. It's a sweet and simple tale of family and is just a big smily watch.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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