Reviews: Like Father, Like Son (2014)

like_father_like_sonReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Non vi diremo come Kore Eda ha sciolto il dilemma eterno tra natura e cultura, ma il suo film non sceglie strade semplici e restituisce allo spettatore il peso dei suoi dubbi.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • [New – 5/23/14] | Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Un drama que comienza como una telenovela y termina convirtiéndose en una gran reflexión sobre la paternidad.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: If, like me, you find that the decision to be made here has an obvious solution, [it] takes it time arriving at it. But it is the way in which Ryota comes to understand the way fathers shape their sons that makes “Like Father, Like Son” worthwhile.
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ Spectrum Culture Online
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: No one is better suited to tell this tale than Hirokazu, who directs with such delicacy that the result is something extraordinarily moving. No one can rend hearts quite as deftly as he can, and Like Father, Like Son is keenly observed portrait of steadfast fatherhood and masculinity in a rapidly evolving world.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: A heartfelt charmer from Director Kore-eda overcomes its contrived plot point
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Like Father, Like Son is likable, funny, interesting, nicely-shot and full of good performances (even amongst the younger actors – Kore-eda is noted for his work with child actors), it is disappointingly tame. It doesn’t go as far as it might have.

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