Reviews: Minari (2020)

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  • [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Minari is a true immigrant story and an uniquely American one too.
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: It has the peppery crunch of its eponymous Korean herb, but also the satisfying flavor
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a moving story of immigration and the quest for the American dream complicated by the yin and yang of the marriage at its center.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: I was charmed by its characters, enamored by its filmmaking, and touched by its empathy. Few films in 2020 have warmed my heart as much as this has.
  • Roxana Hadadi @ Pajiba.com
    • Excerpt: Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari is the kind of film that makes you probe at your preconceived conceptions about American identity, and about the projections we place upon it. Who is able to proclaim what is American and what isn’t?
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Lee Isaac Chung takes inspiration from his own upbringing. He extracts warm memories of growing up and presents them with honesty and heart for all the world to appreciate.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Minari [is packed] with layered metaphors, multiple focal points, and a dense environment full of examples every character can lean on to learn the error of their way.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: An exercise in understated family drama, Minari tells a hopeful saga of assimilation that pulls from writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s own experience. The ensemble cast is great though I am hesitant to say that this is a movie that I’ll remember existing months down the line.
  • Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews
    • Excerpt: The family drama connects with an audience in the same sincere way Ozu’s films connected.
  • Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: Minari a beautifully crafted family drama that believes in the ethos of the American Dream. We see the Yi family do what millions of others, from every corner of the globe, have done for hundreds of years; they’ve come to build a new life in the land of opportunity.