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  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2013
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Director Yuya Ishii, working off a gentle, finely textured script by Kensaku Watanabe (adapted from the novel by Shiwon Miura) takes his time telling this warm story of the 15-year creation of a definitive print dictionary, but it's a worthy journey.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Dec 12, 2013
    80
    Director Yuya Ishii takes a considerable step forward in terms of budget and ambition with this simple, sometimes sentimental yet wise and full-bodied comedy-drama, which movingly testifies to the ways in which dedication, focus and an extreme attention to detail can achieve something of lasting value.
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Dec 19, 2013
    70
    A compelling portrait of Japan's stagnant economy and its disheartening effect on younger workers.

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