121 mins
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Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, modern master behind acclaimed Japanese family dramas such as Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister,... More

Where to watch Shoplifters

Shoplifters is available to stream in Australia now on YouTube... More and Google TV and Prime Video and Apple TV Store and ACMI Cinema 3.

Shoplifters | Ratings & Reviews

"Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son, 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."

Flicks, Amanda Jane RobinsonFlicks

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


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

Time OutTime Out

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

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

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

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."


"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."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"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."


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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

Shoplifters | Details

Award winner
Palme d'Or, Cannes 2018
M, Sexual references and nudity
Country of origin

Shoplifters | Trailers