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The Way Home (Jibeuro) Reviews

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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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+
March 7, 2003
The film has good actors and enough quirky moments to keep it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 6, 2003
The film is meant to be simple and charming. Unfortunately, it's simple and boring.
Read More | Original Score: C
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2003
Jeong-Hyang Lee's film is deceptively simple, deeply satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 23, 2003
Director Lee has a true cinematic knack, but it's also nice to see a movie with its heart so thoroughly, unabashedly on its sleeve.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2002
Profoundly moving without dipping into mawkishness.
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
December 6, 2002
Kim is the heart of The Way Home. She gives it simplicity, truth and a shimmering grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2002
If you ever doubted the power and scope of silent film, watch The Way Home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2002
A beautifully observed character piece.
November 16, 2002
The film is worth watching if only for Kim, who before this had never seen a movie, let alone acted in one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2002
The movie is saved from unbearable lightness by the simplicity of the storytelling and the authenticity of the performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
November 14, 2002
A loving little film of considerable appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 14, 2002
A conventional if appealing tear-jerker.
November 12, 2002
Punitively affirmational parable.