Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking)
Aruitemo Aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2010
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Consensus: Hirokazu Kore-eda's film may seem modest at first, but this family drama casts a delicate, entrancing spell.

David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

This masterful family drama by Japanese writer- director Hirokazu Kore-eda commences on a deceptively tranquil note, lightly spiced with a needling humor.

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Tony Rayns
Film Comment Magazine

There's a natural flow of small hatreds, resentments, joys, and insecurities, superbly caught by every member of the cast

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Still Walking strikes an extraordinary balance between the moment-to-moment pleasure of life and the inevitable regret that accompanies time's passing.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Pitch-perfect and profoundly moving...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though Kore-eda is no Ozu, like who is, he proves that he can make the same kind of impactful domestic pic.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Still Walking is a miniaturist's masterpiece, the ebb and flow of familial love distilled to its essence.

James Berardinelli

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.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Richly layered family drama that's poignant and wonderfully human. Even the animosity and strife is infused with warmth. Kore-Eda knocked this one out of… More
Walter M.
"Still Walking" is a heartfelt and bittersweet movie about what would be on the surface just a simple family gathering. However, Ryota(Hiroshi Abe)… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Still Walking is a subtly beautiful film-making that revels in its simplicity in presenting complex honest emotions. Fine visual artistry. Gently tense that… More
Jeff Talbott
Lovingly made, keenly observed, touchingly performed (actually inhabited) this beautiful, tiny gem spends 24 hours with a family and never wastes a second.… More
Reza Mohseni
A beautiful poetic movie from director of Nobody Knows.The ending was the main point of movie,which gave us a deep feeling.It tried to bring up questions such… More
Lesley N
Japanese drama by HIROKAZU KOREEDA ( MABOROSI, AFTER LIFE, AIR DOLL). Son and daughter return home to their aging parents for a day to commemorate their dead… More

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