• Released
  • August 16, 2013
  • (Limited )
  • R , 1 hr 22 min
  • Documentary
  • 19 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Noriko seeks an identity of her own after 40 years of marriage to a famous artist.

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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Heinzerling's beautifully shot, painfully intimate look at the aging couple's struggle to survive amid personal and financial strain is...
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100

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
As a documentary and a love story, Cutie and the Boxer is nothing short of breathtaking.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Zachary Heinzerling's feature-length documentary gathers force slowly, but with such wisdom and calm mastery that I found myself stunned,...
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100

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Mr. Heinzerling is an artist too. The window he has opened onto the lives of his subjects is a powerful and beautiful visual artifact in...
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
For all of the eccentricities that come in any telling of an artist's life, Cutie and the Boxer's real magic is in so beautifully telling a...
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95

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
The emotions the Shinoharas’ story inspire are all over the road. It is at times triumphant and warm, then sad and even enraging.
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90

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Although Cutie and the Boxer is one of the most unsentimental and unstinting portraits of marriage ever brought to the screen, there’s...
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90

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
With an intimacy and empathy that's all the more powerful for its modesty, the film investigates the complicated feelings of resentment and...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Because Cutie and Boxer resists easy sentimentality, its view of life and love is all the more powerful.
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80

Variety

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Zachary Heinzerling's five-years-in-the-making portrait of Brooklyn-based artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara is a warts-and-all portrait of...
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Rated R | For Nude Art Images