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Driveways Reviews

May 26, 2020
The three lead actors carry the movie and do the heavy dramatic lifting gracefully; their sheer presence reaches far beyond the confines of the story.
May 20, 2020
"For a movie about isolation and the risk of reaching out, it's a generous example of how nourishing a sense of connection really is."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2020
This is one of those quiet gems where we get dropped into the lives of a handful of characters at what turns out to be a crucial turning point in all their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2020
This is such a lovely, delicate, and quietly moving film.
May 8, 2020
A movie that's impressively, if not stubbornly understated, where life stories come from select bits of precise dialogue, with lovingly rendered characters put into a collection of scenes that simply allow us to live with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 8, 2020
There can be a very fine line between a movie that is delicate and understated and a movie that is lazy and undernourished. Ahn is slowly perfecting the former.
May 8, 2020
This is one of those quiet gems where we get dropped into the lives of a handful of characters at what turns out to be a crucial turning point in all their lives.
May 8, 2020
A gentle, almost willfully recessive story about love and loss and all the ways that people find to share the burden of them both, one unhurried day at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 8, 2020
"Driveways" is the best kind of slice-of-life movie, reminding us all that big stories come out of little things, and that all of our journeys have value, even if we spend years at a time just getting by.
May 7, 2020
By the end of "Driveways" the feelings of the characters spill over into your own experience of watching a small, very quiet, very powerful 83-minute short story of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 7, 2020
Its performances are among the most affecting I've seen in quite a while.
May 7, 2020
[Dennehy's] performance as a widowed veteran is right up there with his finest screen work, which makes his passing all the sadder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 7, 2020
Some might find it dull. Others may notice a simple decency to this story and these people that somehow eludes sentimentality and that, with the aid of Jay Wadley's evocative score, has a cumulative power that can be intensely moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 7, 2020
"Driveways," a movie that's poignant now for reasons we doubtless wish it weren't, shows us how unlikely people can come together under imperfect circumstances and fit together perfectly.
April 29, 2020
A sweet, understated masterpiece, simply told, of human connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 7, 2019
"Driveways" [is] that uncommon and all-too-welcome gift - like some kind of fragile wildflower, emerging tentatively through cracks in the concrete: a film about kindness.
February 12, 2019
Ahn guides his gentle second feature with a measured hand, but he and his adorable kid protagonist can't jolt the sleepy narrative out of its familiar comfort zone.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 11, 2019
A lot of talented people have come together to make Driveways, a character drama... that turns out to be a small gem.