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Tokyo Sonata

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/13/2009 , 121min.
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April 12, 2009
An interesting movie that shows the culture of manhood in Japan, and the reactions of losing jobs in our economy. It seems that in depression they have no one to turn to since they are very private to one another. The only problem was poor sub titles in English were almost not seen.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to the script which invests the smallest scenes with dramatic significance, Tokyo Sonata enthrals audiences for the first hour with the pacing of a thriller. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
An extraordinary work in three movements about the Sasakis, a seemingly ordinary family. In this unpredictable work, the clan implodes, explodes, and glues itself back together. Full Review
Derek Elley
Though there's nothing here that hasn't been dealt with in other Japanese movies, picture benefits considerably from its pitch-perfect performances. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Bold, acutely observant and universal in its wide-ranging concerns and implications. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Known for distinctive horror movies like "Cure" and "Pulse," inventive Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa finds just the right melancholy tone to suit a new and all too familiar kind of horror: economic downsizing. Full Review

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