Norwegian Wood Synopsis
Toru thinks back to the '60s when he grew close to Naoko after his friend Kizuki killed himself.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Unabashedly weepy, lyrical in tone, and yet it cuts through the melodrama and stands as an honest depiction of young people who don't know...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is something in the nature of director Tran Anh Hung, however, that seems to resist happy endings. In the emotional arc of his art,...
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
A movie like Norwegian Wood is a peculiar case – its intentions are sterling, and it's hard to pinpoint any technical flaws. The problem,...
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63

Slant Magazine

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Even if this Haruki Murakami adaptation amounts to a gorgeous but lethargic emo ballad, there's no denying the stately lyricism of its...
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63

Washington Post

At times, the story seems to exist in the instant between wakefulness and sleep, a dreamy state that's also startlingly realistic.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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The fact that Norwegian Wood is based on Haruki Murakami's 1987 international best-seller should encourage many viewers to give this long,...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fans of the book may resist the efforts of director Tran Anh Hung ("The Scent of Green Papaya"), simply because it would be impossible to...
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60

Empire

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Murakami's 'unadaptability' for the screen is self-evident to fans of his books, but this is a noble if bleak first stab.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This is the one Murakami work that would seem an ideal candidate for the leap from page to screen. It should be a good movie. But it isn't.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
For a sex movie, Norwegian Wood is about as dry as a pocketful of sand. Even for a film set in a land that considers paper folding an...
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WTF!?!

By London Boy Blue
From the title i thought this was a gay porno. Unfortunately it wasn't : /...

Norwegian Wood review

By Derrick Deane
I don't want to be one of those people, but I've heard the book is supposed to be waaay better than this movie. That been said, decent acting from Kenichi and Rinko in the lead roles (Kenichi best...

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Rated NR