Reviews: The Farewell (2019)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s not a bad film by any means, just not as good as I keep getting told it is.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Wang excels with this mixture of levity and heart tugs, personified in Mr. Li, Nai Nai’s dismissively treated live-in boyfriend who shuffles about like a ghost, attending to her needs.
  • [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Farewell is a movie of dichotomies — Chinese culture and American culture, parents and children, mourning and celebrating, youth and old age — that appropriately straddles the line between drama and comedy.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Every once in awhile an authentic reminiscence can capture our attention without requiring a complicated plot or melodramatic performances. It’s the depth of emotion that charms our heart.
  • Nguyen Le @ InSession Film
    • Excerpt: In a time where the Big™ inhales the Small™, here’s a film that refuses to be so — financially, culturally and narratively — and becomes a HAH! that turns heads. It also presents us with the struggle to find a more human and fulfilling story in 2019.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: To watch [everyone’s] internal war through their expressions is what makes The Farewell such an unforgettable cinematic treat of resonant catharsis.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: One of the finest family comedy-dramas to come along in some time.
  • Ruben Peralta Rigaud @ [Spanish]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Drawing from a deeply personal story, director Lulu Wang’s sophomore feature film shines comedy into drama on a culturally unique situation of gallows humor.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens