Shoplifters

2018 [JAPANESE]

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

103
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 99% · 227 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91% · 2.5K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.9/10 10 87185 87.2K

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Mayu Matsuoka as Aki Shibata
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1.01 GB
1280*682
Japanese 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 1 min
Seeds 8
1.94 GB
1920*1024
Japanese 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 1 min
Seeds 43
1.01 GB
1280*694
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 1 min
Seeds 4
1.93 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 1 min
Seeds 44

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by novacasa42 9 / 10

Filmmaking at its finest.

A breathtaking display of realism, I'm in complete awe right now, Shoplifters tells a touching story that evokes so many emotions and it does it well, it's seemingly simple at first sight but it's so nuanced to a point where you'd find yourself expecting a certain ending, preferably happy, but this film sticks to realism and it dismantles the social norms with such grace to a point where it offers a new insight to a world unknown to most, where people long for family love and they're desperate to have someone to call family, I must admit that it made me tear up at certain times on account of the raw emotions it conveys. the acting here is marvelous, it's more of a team effort as every character completes another and ultimately form an arc that tells the story in a brilliant way. Shoplifters is a rare exercise of social realism, it gets its message across so elegantly, filmmaking at its finest.

Reviewed by BlissQuest 6 / 10

interesting, but not special.

This film provides a glimpse at a side of Japan we don't usually see on film. Yes, there is (petty) crime in Japan; yes, there are poor people in Japan; and yes, there is a welfare system in Japan. The impression of all is pristine and proper in Japan is dispelled, and we see a more realistic, human side of the culture. I'm not sure if the hype is what spoiled it for me, but I will say there are some very good performances here, but the story is nothing exceptional except for the fact that it's taking place in Japan.

Reviewed by ike-saberi 3 / 10

What the heck is going on 7.9??

This movie took us 5 times to start watching. It is boring. Most of the scenes are dark and it's hard to see (on 4k uhd) I keeps seeing these post about visually stunning, profound story, someone explain....it's filmed in a dump, there's nothing visually stunning. Fellows seem lame and the story is confusing and downright ironic. Hard to know who's who and what's going on.

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