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"Apprentice is an extremely well researched, very detailed, absorbing trip into a very bleak, untrodden world that impresses all of the way through with its clever story structure, and if you pardon the pun, excellent execution. Highly recommended."
- Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
"[T]here's no question that this Un Certain Regard premiere's directorial flair and thematic complexity. . . should help further consolidate Boo's own reputation as one of the region's names to watch."
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Tightly focused and ambitious in its multiple themes...."
- Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
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"A delicately crafted, gently inflected, lovely little movie about the need for love."
- Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune
"Ms. Chan is an indomitable life force and charismatic screen presence."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Dazzlingly hypnotic, tender and sensual!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
"Anthony Chen's portrait of a family in 1997 Singapore is one of those rare films that manages to capture an entire period within an intimate slice of life. Beautifully acted and precisely observed, Ilo Ilo is an amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence. "
- Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director
"A small gem about how families learn to persevere during the toughest times...Its emotional wallop sneaks up on you!"
- Tim Grierson, ScreenDaily
"The very beating heart and soul of cinematic storytelling."
- Robert Koehler, Film Comment