Atom User Reviews for The Farewell

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I don't cry easily but this definitely made me cry and laugh

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Helen Y
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If you can get into a dialogue driven drama with many genuinely funny moments and a cast and writing that makes the family feel like family, this is a movie you will love.

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Kevin G
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Fantastic! So well done.

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Todd H
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#boring

It was pretty boring, I thought I was gonna feel some emotion while watching it, but I ultimately felt nothing. It had cheap humor, but nothing too special. Price for admission was also overpriced, not worth it. Very dissapointed

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Tom O
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Absolutely love this film! Such a heartfelt movie and just full of emotions, wonderful cast, and beautiful cinematography ad music!

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Joe G
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I was extremely moved and was so touched at the end of this film. All families can go see this movie. I loved it

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Michael P
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Really nice story! Very moving and super easy to watch!

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Vanessa T N
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Deeply emotional. Equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious. Awkwafina is delightful.

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Macario R
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it was whatever, good acting, but pretty slow.

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Jr I
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Bittersweet.

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Bayani O
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This is definitely one of those movies to keep in the will watch again. strong writing and acting

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Qing Qing Z
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Very touching movie!! Highly recommend!

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Henry X
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Such a great film. It’s filled with drama and very heartwarming

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Daniel M
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One of my favorite movies of all time.

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Andrew G
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Call your Nai Nai. This movie left me in tears, beautiful story, great characters, and so funny all at once! Must see!

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Gilberto A
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Definitely great, tear jerking story! Wish the acting was a little better and that there were less jump cuts.

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Muhammad H
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a most delightful film...

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BONOKI C
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Really Enjoyable!

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Lance G
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So Chinese. This is how Chinese people are. Respect.

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Diana J
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It was good! I will watch again! It was slow in places and would have wanted more background on Billi. I need a book version. Ha

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Kim R
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Beautiful story, heart warming!

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John G
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Nice.

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David L
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Everyone needs to watch this film.

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Daniela P
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Awkwafina deserves an Oscar. No questions asked.

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Cristian K
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Mark W
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Andy A
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Joan H
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Jenille C
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Anant G
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Po W
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Anthony C
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Roberta J
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marvin A
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Ray Q
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Tyler M
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Diane L
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Abhinav G
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Carl D
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Pedro V
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Shelley K
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Bryan S
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John L
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Franki K
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Sui T
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Metacritic

100
Jul 11, 2019

The subject matter is inevitably somber, but the picture is also mischievously funny. Wang pirouettes along some tonal hairpins — in one scene, I guffawed in the midst of wracking sobs.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
90
Feb 1, 2019

Wang shows an assured grasp of tone, a pleasing eye for unforced composition and a persuasive understanding of the immigrant cultural experience, with its sometimes difficult balance of tradition and modernity.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Feb 1, 2019

The Farewell is so fixated on its principle problem that it doesn’t allow its story or its characters to veer from it, or find further complexities in it. There’s only so many scenes a story can take of family members trying to keep the truth from grandma before it become less compelling.

Anthony Kaufman
Screen Daily