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'Still Walking' Observes a Family in Quiet Crisisnew

This is Kore-eda's most truly naturalistic, let alone Ozu-like film since his first -- the comparatively bleak 1995 Maborosi -- as well as a dysfunctional-family seriocomedy uncommonly beautiful inside and out. It's a quietly funny and insightful two hours capable of inducing one pretty ecstatic afterglow.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

The Children's Hournew

In Kore-eda's Nobody Knows (inspired by true events, it's said), the twilight zone of choice is modern-day Tokyo, where a quartet of siblings, none older than 12, putters around a small apartment, waiting for a mother who may never return.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  07-14-2005  |  Reviews

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Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view, forgoing easy sensationalism and poignancy for naturalism and honesty.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  04-08-2005  |  Reviews

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Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest movie is doubly unpredictable, not just in the way that its focus on survival--rather than the shuffling sound of death outside the door--marks a major about-face from his earlier films' pervasive probings of mortality and memory.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Chuck Stephens  |  03-09-2005  |  Reviews

Nobody Knows Is a Heartbreaking Look at Child Abandonmentnew

Nobody Knows ends far from happily or neatly, and even when moments at the conclusion brush with sentiment, the film never strays from the emotional truth of its story about the plight of homeless children.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  02-25-2005  |  Reviews

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