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Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) Reviews

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June 27, 2020
The film supposes another master work in the filmography of the Japanese director, full of periodic emotions and dramatic moments of great intensity of which I leave moved to the guts when I witness a family. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 19, 2020
[SHOPLIFTERS] is top-notch Kore-eda with a Farhadi-esque moral dilemma and fantastic, nuanced filmmaking that never spoon-feeds the audience and presents its story in graceful, absorbing ways.
November 8, 2019
While this has the potential of becoming a bleak melodrama, Kore-eda ensures the story retains a sense of poignancy and emotionality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2019
With Shoplifters, Koreeda embarks on an ambitious philosophical journey to explore the fundamentals of family. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 27, 2019
"Shoplifters" is a genuine Koreeda film, a masterful family drama, and of his best latest works, which definitely says something considering the quality of all of his films.
October 16, 2019
It's accessible, fluently told and packs an unexpected punch.
September 26, 2019
Filled with a compassionate, profound and intelligent narrative that never leaves you for a second, Shoplifters is the best film of the year and a perfect swan song to Kirin Kiki who literally gets buried in a Kore-eda household.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2019
A film that just grows and grows and grows. It seems very quiet, but you are absolutely hooked.
September 10, 2019
Despite the hiding, the brokenness, and the stealing, this family in Shoplifters is a small snapshot of joy, and one that shines a sorely needed light.
August 30, 2019
This film is perhaps the most unusual heartwarming movie we've seen and it's magical in its own way.
August 19, 2019
Kore-eda is less interested in judging this family for their thievery ... than he is in examining their humanity and empathizing with their working-class plight.
August 1, 2019
It's funny and emotional, uplifting and heartbreaking, it's one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 22, 2019
There's a musicality to absolutely everything in the film, from petty thieving at corner stores to conversations around a crowded dinner table.
July 11, 2019
[Shoplifters] is a film edged by despair, and yet is life-affirming. Families may disintegrate, but love keeps us ticking over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2019
Through a tale about an impoverished family that steals to get by, director Kore-eda questions the very notion of parenthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 3, 2019
Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters is a layered, textured film and a definite must watch. Make time for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 28, 2019
It's astonishing the clarity and patience in which Hirokazu Koreeda unveils the truth. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
Kore-eda explores these questions with a slow, deliberate and damned near-perfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 17, 2019
Like Hirokazu's best work, it is quiet, hushed, and often unassuming, but lands with power of an earthquake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 6, 2019
Noone else shooting movies on this planet is so consistently wringing real, genuine and unfakeable emotion out of his scripts and performances as [director Hirokazu] Kore-eda is here.
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