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 references121 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

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

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.

5.0

Astounding

Perfect in every way.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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
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
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
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
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
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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

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.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

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

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
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
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
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
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
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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Astounding

Perfect in every way.

5.0