Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Image
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape, this film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Kim's movie conjures a sense of spiritual discipline as suspenseful as it is stunning to watch and exhilarating to contemplate.
  2. The triumph of ''Spring, Summer'' is that even those of us who don't happen to be Buddhists can catch a glimpse of ourselves in the spinning wheel of hope, destruction, suffering, and bliss.
  3. As meditative and beautiful as its title would indicate. What is a surprise is the extent to which it manages to be involving if you can put yourself on its wavelength.
  4. Spring, Summer values life, beauty and even human fallibility, ascribing to humanity a nobility we neglect at our own peril.
  5. An exquisitely realized film; a little gem, it keeps its conflicting or varying themes of tranquility and violence, sacred and profane love, recklessness and wisdom, in almost perfect balance.
  6. Far from a maxim-expounding sermon, the film is a fresh spring of irrational visual pleasure.
  7. Though lacking in any particular narrative surprise, the film nevertheless takes the viewer completely by surprise several times.

See all 29 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. M.Daye
    Feb 4, 2006
    10
    For a film whose objective is to recount the intricacy of life, 'Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  2. May 9, 2013
    10
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring takes you to a Quite Peaceful place if you allow it to. I liked everything about it. It`s not justSpring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring takes you to a Quite Peaceful place if you allow it to. I liked everything about it. It`s not just like any other movie. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2014
    8
    "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" is a movie about life, a movie about growing and learning, a movie about love and hate, and a"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" is a movie about life, a movie about growing and learning, a movie about love and hate, and a movie about change and invariability. It's a spiritual movie, not a religious one. What is very interesting, is how writer/director/actor Ki-duk Kim managed to put such moments in a serious film that made the audience laugh, and then during the next scene, they were serious again. Expand
  4. JeffM.
    Jul 9, 2006
    7
    As each season progressed, my interest lessened along the way. Still, there are moments of stunning beauty in each vignet that it is a film As each season progressed, my interest lessened along the way. Still, there are moments of stunning beauty in each vignet that it is a film woth seeing. The sum its parts is better than the whole though. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2013
    3
    Another slow and long-winded movie. The only praise is the scenes. From start to finish there are short pieces of dialogue, a minimal amountAnother slow and long-winded movie. The only praise is the scenes. From start to finish there are short pieces of dialogue, a minimal amount of actual movement and characters that were very dull indeed. However, if you are a fan of artistic movies then it is worth watching. Expand

See all 24 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. 23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

    23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    We rank some of cinema's most notable buddy films by Metascore.
  2. What to Watch Now on Netflix

    What to Watch Now on Netflix Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming soon) to Netflix streaming, updated frequently. You can also find a list of titles expiring soon.
  3. Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers

    Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers Image
    Published: July 22, 2016
    Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at The Magnificent Seven, Sausage Party, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Snowden, The Girl on the Train, and more. Plus, get a quick update on the latest movie news and release date announcements.
  4. What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    What Movie Should I See This Weekend? Image
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including Star Trek Beyond, Lights Out, Don't Think Twice, Ice Age: Collision Course, and more), with Metascores and trailers for each new film.

Awards & Rankings