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: 82% 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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Joseph Aberl
Film Inquiry

A wonderful celebration of what it's like to be in love.

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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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Sean Axmaker

There's a kind of purity in the melancholy of Takashi, a lonely old man who hires a hooker and ends up with a lost young woman who stirs paternal feelings...

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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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

I was enraptured by Like Someone in Love, taken with a visual intelligence and thoughtfulness we seldom see onscreen. It's one hell of a riff.

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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