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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Darrin Keene
    80
    The cinematography is stunning, particularly where Matsumoto and Sawoko walk through the four seasons of life.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    40
    Dolls soon becomes overloaded with symbolism, and consequently suffocates the audience.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Despite an excessively meandering final act, the drama's three intertwined stories have a cumulative impact, their affecting sadness matched by meticulously composed visual poetry.