Still Walking Synopsis
Members of a dysfunctional Japanese family hold an annual reunion to honor a deceased son.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The director has said that, though the story was inspired by the deaths of his parents, he hoped to make a film "brimming with life." He's...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Pitch-perfect and profoundly moving.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Painful family issues are more likely to stay beneath the surface, known to everyone but not spoken of. Still Walking, a magnificent new...
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90

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Quite aside from Shinto transformation parables or Buddhist reincarnation teachings, the final scene shows how family wisdom is conserved...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A miniaturist's masterpiece, the ebb and flow of familial love distilled to its essence.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The tone is perfect; this is one of those rare films that, despite being rooted firmly in the world around us, is utterly absorbing and...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An usually insightful rendering of an ordinary family, Hirokazu Kore-eda's contemplative Japanese drama is the sort of movie that makes its...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Kore-eda listens to his characters' inner thoughts with the attentiveness of a piano tuner, and reveals them with the lightest inferences.
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75

Boston Globe

There’s nothing static about Still Walking.’ The presence of three kids sees to that, as does the eloquence of Kore-eda’s framing and...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A film of droll and dry observational precision, its emotional minimalism is almost fetishistic -- and, by the end, a tad frustrating.
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well done but a bit lonh and overly arty

By Turk_182
Lovely film with a lot of subtle humor but feels like looking through a photo album of painful family memories of the writer. Slowly filmed to emphasize the silence between the family members but...

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By hokusai100
I went with friends and family members including two teens, we all enjoyed-it is a life of ordinal Japanese family like OZU's film, well done. Thanks....

Still Walking

By ep3rd
Lovely quiet movie about a Japanese family....