Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, modern master behind acclaimed Japanese family dramas such as Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister, won the 2018 Palme d'Or at Cannes with this tale following a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the streets.

Kore-eda has been nominated for the Palme d'Or four times previously for Our Little Sister, Like Father, Like Son, Nobody Knows, and Distance.

Palme d'Or, Cannes 2018
2018Rating: M, Sexual references and nudity121 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
CrimeDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Hirokazu Koreeda ('After the Storm', 'Our Little Sister', 'Like Father, Like Son', 'I Wish', 'Still Walking')
Writer:
Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast:
Kirin KikiLily FrankySôsuke IkematsuSakura AndôMayu Matsuoka
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda's special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence that is pure Kore-eda. This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.

5.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

While perhaps not quite as absorbing as the likes of Like Father or Little Sister, this is nonetheless another superb example of Kore-eda's ability to weave a very Japanese story that has global appeal.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Where Shoplifters ultimately goes is at once unexpected and inevitable, arriving at a startling, powerful conclusion that is carried on the back of one of the strongest screen ensembles in years.

5.0
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IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A master of threading the needle between conflict and contrivance, Kore-eda manages to turn this drama inside out without every betraying its most resonant truth.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Studded with memorable characters and believable performances that quietly lead the viewer to reflect on societal values.

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Perfect in every way.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda's special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence that is pure Kore-eda. This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While perhaps not quite as absorbing as the likes of Like Father or Little Sister, this is nonetheless another superb example of Kore-eda's ability to weave a very Japanese story that has global appeal.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Where Shoplifters ultimately goes is at once unexpected and inevitable, arriving at a startling, powerful conclusion that is carried on the back of one of the strongest screen ensembles in years.

5.0
0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A master of threading the needle between conflict and contrivance, Kore-eda manages to turn this drama inside out without every betraying its most resonant truth.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Studded with memorable characters and believable performances that quietly lead the viewer to reflect on societal values.

0

Perfect in every way.

5.0
0