The Farewell (2019)

The Farewell (2019)

2019 | PG | 98 Minutes


A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great
  • dariusfrench


    10 / 10
    There’s always a method to the madness when it comes to making any movie look like genuine art and “The Farewell” is, in my opinion, one of this years greatest masterpieces. It matches or parallels the construct of a painting: looks simple a... Read the full review »
  • SceneItReviews


    10 / 10
    The Farewell had big shoes to fill in being the first indie film I’d seen in theaters since Eighth Grade, but it was more than up to the task, thrashing my expectations while delivering one of the most genuine and heartfelt movies of the year. T... Read the full review »
  • ScreenZealots


    6 / 10
    In the opening credits of “The Farewell,” the film claims it is “based on an actual lie” — and it is. The bulk of the events portrayed in the movie actually happened to writer / director Lulu Wang, which makes for a very personal (if alm... Read the full review »
  • The Farewell waves goodbye to clichés and welcomes humanistic endearment. Death. A significant part of life. For if one must live, they also must decease. The natural order of existence. But what if you acknowledged the inevitability of your demi... Read the full review »