Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In addition to achieving a paradoxical balance of mirth and melancholy, Drifting Clouds is a dark, mostly interior movie with a color scheme as big as all outdoors."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"What can be said about Drifting Clouds can be said about hangdog Finnish humor in general: it's making the best of a depressing situation."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A film touched by the absurd and the hopeful."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"True to his temperament, Kaurismaki has made another funny-sad movie about the tenuousness of life, in all its ambiguity and nonsensical symmetry."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Nokia, Finlandia Vodka, and Aki Kaurismäki. Three exceptional Finnish exports of particular interest. ?Drifting Clouds blossoms."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"One of the funniest and most humane movies of recent note."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"Kaurismaki has enormous love for these characters. He embraces their comic pathos, and rejoices that they do not surrender."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film builds to a happier mood than many of the director's previous works; offbeat, droll twists and details add to its appeal."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine