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: July 29, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Critic Score: 89% 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

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.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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

Anton Bitel

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