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The Way Home (Jibeuro) Reviews

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December 10, 2002
The best recent argument for sterilization.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2003
"The Way Home" is a commercial film that offers no cultural exchange, yet the silent performance of Eul-boon Kim enforces a visual storytelling style and both of these elements are strong even though "The Way Home" ultimately disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 14, 2002
The story, touching though it is, does not quite have enough emotional resonance or variety of incident to sustain a feature, and even at 85 minutes it feels a bit long.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2002
While certain cues, like the happy music, suggest that this movie is supposed to warm our hearts, Jeong-Hyang Lee's film is just as likely to blacken that organ with cold vengefulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2003
The film is meant to be simple and charming. Unfortunately, it's simple and boring.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 29, 2012
manipulative tear jerking moments are far too familiar
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 2, 2002
Do we really need another film that praises female self-sacrifice?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 19, 2002
A well acted and well intentioned snoozer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2002
Punitively affirmational parable.
January 31, 2003
[The kid's] just too bratty for sympathy, and as the film grows to its finale, his little changes ring hollow.
February 24, 2003
So saccharine, I'm not sure I'd be able to take it under normal conditions.
| Original Score: 6/10
March 6, 2003
A sentimental hybrid that could benefit from the spice of specificity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 22, 2003
Has the rare capability to soothe and break your heart with a single stroke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 24, 2003
It's not revolutionary, but it's satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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