• Released
  • May 20, 1999
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 2 min
  • Drama
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Kikujiro Synopsis
A boy (Yusuke Sekiguchi) searches for his mother (Yuko Ooya) during summer break.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This genial, lyrical little movie seems guaranteed to broaden Kitano's fan base in the United States.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
When Kikijuro goes soft, the film falls apart, with him becoming a slapstick clown, mugging shamelessly to entertain Masao and the audience.
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63

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The comic drama is refreshingly anti- sentimental but will break your heart anyway.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
No one has done the journey quite like Takeshi Kitano in Kikujiro
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Provides an arresting journey through the Japanese countryside and culture.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If the movie finally doesn't work as well as it should, it may be because the material isn't a good fit for Kitano's hard-edged underlying...
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55

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The film has a standard trajectory, but the details are unpredictable: Kitano fluctuates between goofy pratfalls. . . and elliptical...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's tough to think of another child-adult pairing in a long screen tradition with so little emotional kick.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Even allowing for differences in national styles, Kikujiro sprawls and stumbles. It's a road movie that turns into its own detour.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film isn't just bad; it's a barely coherent, inert mess -- a heart-tugger for voidoids.
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Rated PG-13 | For threatening incident