Shoplifters ★★★★½

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda loves these characters and so will you!

All of the performances (including the kids) are excellent and natural. Sakura Ando, who plays the mother of the family, delivers two standout, deeply emotional moments towards the close that are unforgettable.

All in all, Shoplifters is an understated, observational take on what it means to be family.