Touch

critic Reviews

, 94% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Tracing through the passage of time with a light touch, director Baltasar Kormákur's moving drama is a wistful reverie on life itself.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    Touch is the kind of movie you get when a filmmaker thinks like that, on his feet and with his heart—and in so doing, he makes us believe we can, too.
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    Oliver JonesObserver
    A widower retraces his youth and finds that devastating truths can lurk below even our fondest recollections in this romantic drama from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur.
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    Kaely MonahanArizona Republic
    There is a literary beauty woven throughout the film. He asks you to examine what it means to reach out and touch someone — or have someone touch you. Both the physical and the metaphysical are orchestrated wonderfully.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    "Touch” is a worthy consideration of the things that matter most when the clock is running out, but it could have been more focused.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    The movie glides along, handsomely.
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    Christian ZilkoindieWire
    The result is a film whose elegance is all the more staggering because it came from the man who directed “2 Guns” and “Beast.”
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    Jeff MitchellArt House Film Wire
    'Touch' is a sweet, tender, and worthwhile story that swims in cross-cultural waters, but it wades in place at times with pacing issues due to the casual beats of ordinary, clumsy courtship rituals.
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    Damon WiseDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Kormákur’s film doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it does have its little idiosyncrasies in a genre that can be very formulaic.
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    Jillian ChilingerianOffscreen Central
    A gentle cross-cultural decade-spanning love story, Touch represents the impact a first love can have on the rest of one’s life. 


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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Touch is also funny, charming, beautiful, and easily one of the best films you’ll see this year.
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