Perfect Days

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • An absorbing slice-of-life drama led by a remarkable Kôji Yakusho performance, Perfect Days adds a quietly soaring gem to director/co-writer Wim Wenders' estimable filmography.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    Yakusho’s astonishing performance in that one scene alone is all you need to see to understand...
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    It's almost like mindfulness, as a movie.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Wenders’ obvious affection for Tokyo itself, his keen feel for texture and neat avoidance of cliché all suggest Perfect Days is likely to age well as a portrait of a great city’s everyday side.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Perhaps, in its polite and unassuming way, the film advocates not just a new way of looking, but also a new way of living.
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    Alex GodfreyEmpire Magazine
    Zen and the art of toilet cleaning? You'd better believe it. This is as gentle as it gets — a humble little film, maybe, but an enriching one. It's a soul-cleanse.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Jonathan Livingstone Lavatory Cleaner. Zen and the Art of Lavatory Maintenance. But better than that. Sharper, less sentimental, less aphoristic. A film to live your life by.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    While “Perfect Days” isn’t driven by its plot, but that doesn’t mean there’s a down stretch or a wasted move. It’s a movie about the importance of little moments — and a movie that’s full of such little moments, every one of which is a reward.
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    KT MaheFor Your Reference Podcast
    The beauty of Perfect Days is its confident decision to breathe throughout the highs and lows of life.
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    OtiFor Your Reference Podcast
    A beautiful peek into Hirayama's life, 'Perfect Days' captivates with subtle beauty, the essence of being, and celebrates life's little joys. Truly moving.
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    Hugo Hernández ValdiviaCinexcepción
    The style is contemplative, but it is not passive. [Full review in Spanish]
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