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Japanese Story Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    This offbeat take on "The African Queen" stumbles on a couple of awkward transitions, but generally succeeds on the merits of Collette's unerring ability to carry the viewer along her constantly changing emotional landscape.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This is an origami story, really, about what a construction of chance the big world is.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Gradually the full arc of Toni Collette's performance reveals itself, and we see that the end was there even in the beginning. This is that rare sort of film that is not about what happens, but about what happens then.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A movie with surprises, some of which you should discover for yourself. But its main surprises may be the power of Collette's performance and the beautifully controlled mood and atmosphere Brooks creates.

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