Tony Takitani Synopsis
An illustrator (Issei Ogata) falls for a woman (Rie Miyazawa) obsessed with clothing.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie's underlying theme is the complex relationship between objects and memories, worked out through a taut, compelling story and...
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100

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
No adventurous filmgoer will want to miss Tony Takitani.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a quiet dream of a movie, a vision of loneliness giving way to love, then to loneliness again; it's like "Vertigo" remade in a...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

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A visual poem.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a film for specialized tastes, quiet, delicate. But it suits those tastes beautifully.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The result is a quietly simple fable that hits you hardest after it's over.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Tony Takitani, fablelike and beautiful, requires a certain amount of patience, but its small, peculiar charms work their way into your soul.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film itself is also a beautiful work of art, exquisitely framed and precisely envisioned.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This minimalist meditation on loneliness and loss is so spare and drained of color that it seems always on the verge of fading into...
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20

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
You really have to be in the right mood to sit through Tony Takitani. You have to be ready to take in a thoroughly depressing story that...
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TONY TAKITANI ~ Vertigo Revisited

By lugubriousthespian
Obviously influenced if not downright inspired by Hitchcock's 1957 masterpiece VERTIGO, director Jun Ichikawa goes a few step further than the typical Brian DePalma stylistic homage to create a...