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  1. Axel's rating of the film Departures

    Art. Cherish the pace. Enjoy.

  2. lidiishere's rating of the film Departures

    impactful. a deep look into Japanese culture on how we should embrace death -and life at the same time

  3. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Departures

    Un'affascinante visione della morte e di come l'uomo, un po' sentimentale, un po' vanesio, cerchi di dare al defunto la bellezza e la dignità che gli sono forse mancate in vita, sfruttando l'estrema occasione concessaci, come se l'importante fosse solo riuscire a dare un elegante ultimo saluto. Colmo della tipica eleganza cinematografica asiatica, Departures soffre solo di un eccessivo sentimentalismo nel finale.

  4. eleventries's rating of the film Departures

  5. Balthaz21's rating of the film Departures

  6. Renton47's rating of the film Departures

    'Departures' has a few recycled ideas which should indicate how affecting you will find this film. It requires a sense of quiet and patience for its long, slow running time, but unfortunately I couldn't enter the film's goofy/somber mood. Its simple message of experiencing before judging is nice, but reiterated a little too frequently. Death's propaganda.

  7. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Departures

    Sentimental? Of course it is, it has to be. I like the motif of hands and food. The scenes where their hands touch corpses are followed by scenes of them eating food with their bare hands.

  8. Halil Küçükyıldız's rating of the film Departures

    an excellent film about life, death and human existence.

  9. anschyn's rating of the film Departures

    really interesting to watch how it successfully combined between death and classical music. new stuff

  10. Diniella's rating of the film Departures

    Just like salmon, there comes a time that "our inner compass" will calling us back home, and it takes courage for us to swim against the raging current..

  11. Thomas Buisson's rating of the film Departures

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  13. Brandi Argo's rating of the film Departures

    A bitter yet satisfying aftertaste

  14. lollyjoys's rating of the film Departures

    sangat indah dan menghanyutkan

  15. tjim's rating of the film Departures

    A masterpiece. All kinds of human emotions combined in a movie with very good storyline and great acting.

  16. Giuseppe Rigaglia's rating of the film Departures

  17. youngdoug's rating of the film Departures

    A sentimental movie shot with great Japanese style and humour. It's the style that saves it - in another director's hands the sentimentality would destroy it. The understatement and the attention to detail makes it appear more meaningful than it is. Still, an entertaining divertissement.

  18. Nikola Enchev's rating of the film Departures

    While the first half is not serious and borderline slapstick, the film grows to be a solemn tale about death and letting go.

  19. Superfrog's rating of the film Departures

    A little gem, a film describing the reality of closure. Will go right past those who never found it.

  20. DrFirestone's rating of the film Departures

    Beautiful setting, touching and emotional story. Interesting topic and the way this film handles it. Very good cast and acting in my opinion. It's very emotional, sad, sometimes bittersweet, and sometimes funny. It also explains some aspects of Japanese culture, how they honour the dead, and most of all how professions like undertakers still somehow remain socially awkward.

  21. Aprilia Gunawan's rating of the film Departures

    Je ne le trouve pas aussi triste comme ce qu'on m'avait dit. Pourtant c'est la musique qui forme l'ambiance de tristesse parfaite.

  22. Babar Malik's rating of the film Departures

    Visually stunning and emotionally gripping. Great movie. Funny and sad at the same time.

  23. Juliet Roberts's rating of the film Departures

    Funny, sad, sweet and a tad cheesy, but very enjoyable non the less.

  24. st aga's rating of the film Departures

    I was confused because the film itself is unremarkable in terms of: script, camera-work, pace (in fact, it could be condensed to about 90mins), and I found some elements predictable. But the little funeral inserts of characters in no way connected to the plot are beautiful and prompted a couple (well, a fair few) tears. These short sequences managed to condense decades of feeling - impressive but otherwise average.

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