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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is an ideal blend of character study, deceptively simple plot twists, inspired acting, and travelogue. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Both austere and garish, simultaneously dry and sentimental, tightly repressed and extravagantly expressive, bourgeois and bohemian. It's a seesaw, but Dorrie finds the balance. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Refusing to be rushed, Doris Dörrie blends individual experiences with universal emotions to create a quietly moving study of self-discovery. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Doerrie goes beyond the "Lost in Translation" jokes about East-West culture clashes to communicate something meaningful and deep about Japanese art and thought. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's a strained but heartfelt work of muted sentimentality, obvious in its symbolism but grounded in a sense of life's preciousness and brevity. Depending on your mood and indulgence, you may weep or you may be left out in the cold. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    At more than two hours, Cherry Blossoms could do with some pruning. And do husband and wife have to have rhyming names? show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    Unpredictable and compelling, this draws parallels between Japanese and German cultures in interesting and moving ways. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    There's a grace to it all, and moments of oddball poetry. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A stunning reminder of the omnipresence of mortality. show more

  • 70
    Eddie Cockrell Variety

    A successful novelist whose films bear the expansive plotting and telling character detail of the page, Doerrie never seems in any particular hurry to tell her tales, preferring the journey to the destination. show more

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