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Yi Yi Reviews

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April 23, 2018
Rather than the typical inciting incident of a film's typical narrative structure, Yang's screenplay builds its story organically, painting a portrait of flawed, tender humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
March 31, 2008
Yang takes the long view, transforming the ingredients of family melodrama into a serene, generous, comic vision of our tangled urban lives.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 9, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
December 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 89/100
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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