Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish

Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion in this fantasy sci-fi from Japanese master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse).

Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob their hosts of the very essence of their being, leaving psychological and spiritual devastation in their wake.

2017Rating: R13, Violence & content that may disturb131 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
FantasyScience FictionWorld Cinema

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Variety

Variety

press

Ultimately, "Before We Vanish" serves as an inquiry into what constitutes humanity.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Kurosawa, a prolific and skilled genre master, spins this parable with a light, nimble touch, punctuating heavy passages of exposition with punchy, modest action sequences and snatches of incongruously bouncy music.

NPR

NPR

press

Although a tighter cut of the 130-minute Before We Vanish would likely be an improvement, it might lose this version's intriguing asides.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Beneath its cheeky, scattershot surface is a surprisingly earnest core, as well as a sincere inquiry into what exactly humanity stands to lose in the face of its looming extinction.

Variety

Variety

press

Ultimately, "Before We Vanish" serves as an inquiry into what constitutes humanity.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Kurosawa, a prolific and skilled genre master, spins this parable with a light, nimble touch, punctuating heavy passages of exposition with punchy, modest action sequences and snatches of incongruously bouncy music.

NPR

NPR

press

Although a tighter cut of the 130-minute Before We Vanish would likely be an improvement, it might lose this version's intriguing asides.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Beneath its cheeky, scattershot surface is a surprisingly earnest core, as well as a sincere inquiry into what exactly humanity stands to lose in the face of its looming extinction.

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