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Yi Yi Reviews

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May 1, 2017
I felt like I had lived it, and not just because of its nearly three-hour runtime.
December 15, 2010
Blending the Coen Brothers' karmic rubicon with Robert Altman's ensemble heart, "Yi Yi" scratches the identifiable itch to reach out for what we've loved, set free and had come back, perhaps still not meant to be: jobs, lovers, freedoms, opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 29, 2009
One of the best films of the decade, Yi Yi, Edward Yang's most accessible (and very last) film is a fluent, charming and precise family portrait that celebrates ordinary life with all its joys and chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 21, 2009
A heartfelt and involving family drama to which even the most subtitle-wary moviegoer could relate.
March 31, 2008
Every beat and every image and every cut and every note feels like a part of a whole. It is a total movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 15, 2005
The final moments left me thunderstruck, as deeply moved as I've ever been by a film. Yi Yi accumulates moments of truth and insight until it glows with importance.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 22, 2003
'With numerous plotlines that move from middle-aged longing and teen romance to cutthroat business, Yang has created a deeply moving examination of a home in turmoil.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2002
One of the best films of the year, Edward Yang's Yi Yi combines a diagnosis of modern times with seemingly old-fashioned 'literary' storytelling - scene by scene it's slow, character-focused and dense with realistic detail, while the sprawling, coincidenc
April 21, 2002
This one is a masterpiece, despite being as inexplicable as a great work of music sometimes is.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 16, 2002
Yi Yi is a rare work of beauty, a thoughtful, touching, compelling study of humanity that demands to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 13, 2001
There's no question it's a soap opera, but a most charming and involving one.
July 7, 2001
The film is underpinned by Nien-Jen Wu's magnificent performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 21, 2001
Life-affirming in the most genuine, respectful and least mechanical sense.
May 18, 2001
Seldom has a film so richly awarded patient filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 14, 2001
As rich and complex as a terrific novel, and you'll fall into the story just like you fall into a good book.
May 14, 2001
The artistry is undeniable -- tough insights blended with graceful compassion, gloomy certainties flecked with rays of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 14, 2001
So compassionate and heart-felt that you're virtually guaranteed to think, 'I have felt that way, too' while you watch it. Probably more than once.
May 10, 2001
One of the best films of 2000....This wonderfully conceived and executed film reveals the subtle ways people reach out for each other.
May 8, 2001
A marvel of delicacy and humor.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 2, 2001
A humanistic masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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