Minamata

Minamata

Minamata

Biographical drama on W Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp), following the war photographer's journey to Minamata, Japan, where mercury poisoning has resulted in severe neurological symptoms within coastal communities. Co-stars Bill Nighy and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine).

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong themes115 minsUK, USA, United Arab Emirates
Drama

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Minamata / Reviews

Collider

Collider

It's well paced, beautifully filmed... but it still lacks that spark to propel it from informative to all-consuming.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The problems are of style, focus and intent.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Even the occasional poignant observation can’t salvage a movie trying this hard to tug every heartstring at its disposal.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Altogether solemn in tone, the film is undeniably handsome...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A mass of groan-worthy genre clichés that ill-serve the truth they are trying to recreate.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A forthright, heartfelt movie, an old-fashioned “issue picture” with a worthwhile story to tell...

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Variety

Variety

Depp plays it surly throughout, dominating those around him, but Minami has a strong screen presence as well.

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