Reviews: Shoplifters (2018)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: conveys the messy, boisterous joy of three generations sharing and caring in close quarters and the ofttimes harsh residuals of justice.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Shoplifters is heartbreaking but often funny and hopeful look at a family of thieves relying on each other to make it day to day.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Hirokazu Kore-eda brings a warm and empathetic touch to a challenging and complex look at what makes a family. It’s both beautiful to behold, but also incredibly devastating.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: With an exactingly tender touch, filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda delivers nothing short of a masterpiece – and perhaps also a career best.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: In lesser hands Shoplifters would ask us to pity the Shibatas’ impoverished plight or call them out as criminals. The way [Koreeda] presents them, however, has us basking in their independence, love, and joy.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese film ‘Shoplifters’ heightens the tension – one revelation at a time – leading to a subdued yet powerful finale. Actors Lily Franky and Sakura Ando shine in this moving domestic drama about a group of misfits.