• Released
  • February 23, 2007
  • NR
  • Comedy
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Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
"Weird but cool," as one character says -- yet the movie is also remarkably touching.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The most charming comedy in town, writer-director-editor Katsuhito Ishii's 2003 piece is a modern Japanese variation on "You Can't Take It With You," with some lovely fantastical flourishes.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A tad too long, "Tea" is nevertheless touching and funny, with charming performances. You might say it's as calming as a hot cup of green tea.
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Village Voice

Warm and fantastical family portrait.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
A bit of patience is required to get through The Taste of Tea, but patience is often rewarded, and it certainly is by this droll and oddly touching film.
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77 out of 100
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