Still Walking A very quiet drama of family turmoil directed by Hirokazu Koreeda ( After Life ). In Still Walking , Ryoto (Hiroshi Abe), an out-of-work art… Still Walking A very quiet drama of family turmoil directed by Hirokazu Koreeda ( After Life ). In Still Walking , Ryoto (Hiroshi Abe), an out-of-work art… 2009-08-28 Unrated PT114M Foreign Language IFC Films
Movie Review

Still Walking (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt | THE PERAMBULATORS Natsukawa Yui and her family take a stroll in Still Walking
THE PERAMBULATORS Natsukawa Yui and her family take a stroll in Still Walking
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 28, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 114 Minutes; Genre: Foreign Language; Distributor: IFC Films

A very quiet drama of family turmoil directed by Hirokazu Koreeda (After Life). In Still Walking, Ryoto (Hiroshi Abe), an out-of-work art restorer who thinks of himself as a failure, pays a visit to his disapproving father and even more henpeckish mother on the 15th anniversary of their eldest son's death. Koreeda is working in the quotidian, enormous-changes-at-the-last-minute spirit of Tokyo Story and Junebug, and though he has made a film of droll and dry observational precision, its emotional minimalism is almost fetishistic — and, by the end, a tad frustrating. B–

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2009 Published in issue #1065-1066 Sep 18, 2009 Order article reprints