Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking)
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Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking)
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda writes and directs this family drama that unfolds over the course of a single summer day as the Yokoyama family gathers for a rare reunion held to commemorate the death of the one who was taken before his time. It was 15 years ago that eldest Yokoyama son, Junpei, drowned in a tragic accident, and the only changes around the family home since that fateful day are so subtle that they're not likely to be noticed by anyone outside of the immediate family. Retired family patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada) used to run a successful medical clinic out of the home, though… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Koreeda's almost sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick places him and this wonderful film in the league of Japan's grand master, Ozu, and you can't ask for higher praise than that."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"This masterful family drama by Japanese writer- director Hirokazu Kore-eda commences on a deceptively tranquil note, lightly spiced with a needling humor."
‑ Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
"There's a natural flow of small hatreds, resentments, joys, and insecurities, superbly caught by every member of the cast"
‑ Tony Rayns, Film Comment Magazine
"Taking place over little more than a day in the life of a family, Kore-eda's film locates the profound in the mundane. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"while this film is full of all the bitterness, regret, jealousy, disappointment, deceit and awkward love that make up any family, it depicts these with a calm restraint and subtlety, excluding even the slightest hint of melodrama"
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Still Walking strikes an extraordinary balance between the moment-to-moment pleasure of life and the inevitable regret that accompanies time's passing."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Pitch-perfect and profoundly moving..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Though Kore-eda is no Ozu, like who is, he proves that he can make the same kind of impactful domestic pic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Koreeda makes it worth our while to watch these people, allowing us to dig for nuggets of information, piecing them together, and learning something about the resilience of family bonds along the way."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Subtle and multi-layered film-making with compelling performances."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Still Walking is a miniaturist's masterpiece, the ebb and flow of familial love distilled to its essence."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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 capable of reducing the immediacies of life into abstract thoughts in the back of one's mind."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Still Walking is so uncommonly and beautifully perceptive about how families interact that it feels as natural as putting one foot in front of the next."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"A delicate, devastating Japanese tragicomedy."
‑ Nicholas Barber, Independent on Sunday
"A beautifully measured melodrama that owes much to Yasujiro Ozu's Japanese classic Tokyo Story."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
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