Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Feels like a manufactured Asian "Chocolat," which drives the label 'art house movie' even further into mainstream banality.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Robert
    Feb 5, 2006
    7
    Lovely, surprising film that carries emotional weight through a young man's wide-ranging search for his father. underrated by many, Lovely, surprising film that carries emotional weight through a young man's wide-ranging search for his father. underrated by many, worth watching. Full Review »
  2. Bob
    Jan 6, 2006
    10
    Within 5 minutes you could tell this was not an American made movie - too subtle and too intelligent for the mass audiences. I was surprised Within 5 minutes you could tell this was not an American made movie - too subtle and too intelligent for the mass audiences. I was surprised to find it was of Norwegian origin, though. Full Review »
  3. RayS.
    Oct 5, 2005
    10
    The cadence of the film is deliberately slow, but it works to draw the viewer into the story, and to the ending, which is poignant and The cadence of the film is deliberately slow, but it works to draw the viewer into the story, and to the ending, which is poignant and understated--and rings true emotionally. Full Review »