Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love (2013)

When Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno), a committed… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In his second film outside his native Iran, director Abbas Kiarostami maintains the mysterious, reflective mood of previous triumphs.

Michael Posner
Globe and Mail

Making only his second film outside of his native Iran, Kiarostami undercuts the rigid protocols of polite Japanese society with intimations of violence.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Maybe it all serves a purpose, but a movie about empty people doesn't necessarily have to feel empty itself.

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

While the film doesn't have the complex ambiguity and thematic richness of its predecessor, it is a charming and unique addition to the Kiarostami canon.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Kiarostami's apparent simplicity masks serious complexity.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

A Rorschach test of our own responses to the intimate drama unfolding before us.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Favouring long, oblique takes, this is 'slow cinema' so slow that, an hour or so in, even one of its protagonists nods off.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Kiarostami is masterful in his layering of space, using glass walls, mirrors, and, in one instance, the aligned side windows of parked cars to suggest a world of divisions, both between people and within them.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The latest small, perplexing masterpiece from the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who in recent years has chosen the path of a world director.

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Ian Buruma
The New York Review of Books

Tokyo, the ultimate modern metropolis, with its neon-lit commercial graffiti and buildings that look like a pastiche of everywhere and nowhere, is perfect for Kiarostami's story of closeness between strangers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Liked this mostly. Very interestingly filmed and looks great. I particularly like the part where she drives around Tokyo in the taxi. The opening scenes in the… More
The Movie Waffler
Despite her engagement to young garage owner Noriaki (Kase), Akiko (Takanashi) moonlights as a high class prostitute to fund her college studies. One evening,… More
William Dunmyer
Another mediocre film from the over-rated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Brad Sweet
This being my first Abbas Kiarostami film, I was unsure what to expect, and completely unprepared for what I got. With his latest, Like Someone in Love,… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Kiarostami is off to a wonderful start in the first act, displaying a very refined direction, elegant camera movements and smart storytelling. Still, it is hard… More