Tony Takitani
Tony Takitani (2005)

Due to his Western name, Tony was shunned by other kids and spent a solitary childhood. Though gifted as an artist, his drawings lacked feeling, so as an adult, he carved a career as a technical illustrator. Then in middle age, Tony… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its deceptive wispiness, this delicately lovely and melancholy film about loneliness has a haunting power.

Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An ethereal modern fable without a moral, Tony Takatani seeps into the soul and lingers. For filmgoers in search of a quietly absorbing escape, it might be the perfect holiday-movie antidote.

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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post

It's a marvelously moody meditation, beautiful to look at and beautiful to ponder as the camera slowly pans from one scene to the next, framing life as still life.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Scarcely satisfies, yet it lingers -- limpidity of image along with imperceptible epiphanies

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Though it falters as a narrative, Tony Takitani sticks in the mind with its poetic contemplativeness.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

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Anton Bitel
Film4

Ichikawa brilliantly captures Murakami's blend of whimsy, irony and melancholy, while finding intelligent and inventive ways to convert the author's verbal idiosyncrasies to a visual medium.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Like a cultivated orchid, the delicate product of careful attention and an appreciation for fleeting beauty.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

David Noh
Film Journal International

This could reverently be called a model of minimalism, but I am more inclined to call it dull as dishwater.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Beautiful, but slow and subtle. Captures isolation perfectly. Nicely filmed with sad mood throughout. Unusual and worth a look.
Luke Baldock
Such a small and quiet yet enchanting film. An incredibly slow pace may make this film seem long, but it is so emotional the journey is worth it. Perfectly… More
Saskia D.
I couldn't imagine how one of Murakami's stories could be captured on film. But I must say, that Jun Ichikawa did a great job! I loved how the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]The eponymous character of "Tony Takitani" is a son of a jazz musician. Takitani is himself a gifted artist but since he is so… More
Lanning : )
An extremely quiet movie, so if you're into action, this isn't for you. This one captures best the mix of loneliness, discovered love, and missed… More
Lesley N
I love Haruki Murakami's stories, so I was predisposed to love this, and Ichikawa does a sterling job of turning a slight delicate tale into a slight,… More