Ohayo (Good Morning)
Ohayo (Good Morning) (1959)

Yasujiro Ozu's Ohayo (Good Morning) is a comedy about a pair of boys who bring much trouble to their family and community by refusing to do very basic activities. The boys desire a television, but their father refuses. They are so… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

[Ozu's] sense of generational conflict in a society at risk from within is here at its sharpest and most anarchic.

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New York Times

Cozy but tepid.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Ozu's most charming foray into comedy since his silent days.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Perhaps the most delightful of Yasujiro Ozu's late comedies.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

As unpromising as all this may sound, Good Morning is another Ozu gem, a covertly sophisticated ensemble piece scripted with the intricacy and precision of a well-constructed Restoration comedy of manners.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Ozu's delicate, wry comedy of manners takes a sympathetic but not uncritical look at life and etiquette in a small 1950s Japanese village community.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

A brimming sense of life, in other words, gradually transforms the small talk into a richly devious portrait of humanity being human.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's Ozu's simplest and most schematic film, a lighthearted comedy that is built around the motif of changing values from the old to the new.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

All hail Ozu.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Ozu said he wanted to make a film about people's inability to express the important things, but natter on about unimportant gossip. This all comes out… More
Saskia D.
I like the simpleness of this movie, so I don't want to analyze it too much. It's about boys being (little) boys and how people always talk behind… More
danny d
what a hilarious film. unlike any film ozu ever made. although this film does focus on his usual themes of family, multiple generations and the evil that is… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, "Good Morning" is a charming movie set around a single extended household and is in general concerned… More
El Hombre Invisible
I haven't seen enough of Ozu's to judge this among his body of work, but as funny as it is, Good Morning doesn't just want to laugh at poor… More
Lesley N
Two young brothers refuse to talk until their parents buy them a TV while the local gossip talks a bit too much. Gentle drama with amazingly naturalistic and… More