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The Way Home (Jibeuro) Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Greg Muskewitz
July 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
April 29, 2003
The simplicity of The Way Home has few equals this side of Aesop
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
April 18, 2003
Thanks to confident filmmaking and a pair of fascinating performances, the way to that destination is a really special walk in the woods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Orndorf
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
March 27, 2003
Eul-Boon Kim's soulful portrayal of the illiterate, deaf-mute grandmother illuminates the dignity of her demeanor and the sad resignation in her eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 7, 2003
The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 6, 2003
Both heartbreaking and heartwarming...just a simple fable done in an artless sytle, but it's tremendously moving.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric D. Snider
March 1, 2003
Writer/director Jeong-hyang Lee, in only her second feature, establishes a situation rife with gentle humor and honest, unaffected love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 28, 2003
[The kid's] selfishness is difficult to watch at times, but if you have patience on the level of Granny's, the payoff is big.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 28, 2003
It's so good that you can practically see the Hollywood 'suits' trying to put together the cast and filmmaking team for the all-too -inevitable American remake.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 24, 2003
It's not revolutionary, but it's satisfying.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 22, 2003
Has the rare capability to soothe and break your heart with a single stroke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
February 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
February 6, 2003
As a tearjerker this works pretty well, though long before it gets to work on your tear ducts, it starts to eat away at your nerves.
| Original Score: B
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
January 31, 2003
The pace is slow, the message none too subtle and the boy barely tolerable. But the film is still better than the mainstream run of movies from Hollywood.
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
January 31, 2003
Not only is it a charming, funny and beautifully crafted import, it uses very little dialogue, making it relatively effortless to read and follow the action at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 28, 2011
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Derek Elley
March 11, 2011
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
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