Minari

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by arresting performances from Steven Yeun and Yeri Han, Minari offers an intimate and heart-wrenching portrait of family and assimilation in 1980s America.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Though the pacing is leisurely, the delightful natural performances and closely observed details are a constant source of delight. Chung doesn't manipulate his audience, but the depth of feeling on display here will touch many a viewer.
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    Anne Anlin ChengThe Atlantic
    The quiet fathoms of Minari give us a patient and tender view into what it means to be sustained by a dream you can never fully occupy.
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    Nicholas BarberBBC.com
    Sensitively written and acted, beautifully shot, and with a charming, sparingly used score, Minari is so engaging that it's easy to forget how radical it is.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    That's the nuanced naturalism that makes Minari so captivating, so intimate: It doesn't tell a complicated story, instead letting the roots and branches of its family drama grow and become entwined with the audience's own stories.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    Both gently funny and moving, the movie is the story of bitterness coming along with growth and nourishment.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    Minari works because it knows that behind every sweet childhood memory lies bitter struggle. The story is utterly charming when told from David's point of view, and unflinching when it pivots to the complicated dynamics of his parents' marriage.
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    Scott WilsonOne Room With A View
    As this delicate and gentle film explodes into action, it becomes clear how much is at stake. A timeless family tale of entangled emotional and financial struggles, Minari is majestic.
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    Josh LarsenLarsenOnFilm
    A tender, fictionalized memoir anchored by two stellar performances...
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    Sean CollierBox Office Prophets
    Minari makes its case - for hope, for endurance, for a much more genuine version of the American dream - quietly and plainly.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    This precise and vivid film is told with such honest and tender emotion that it was always bound to feel equally unique and universal.
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