Tom dePerto’s review published on Letterboxd:
I didn't even realize this was adapted from a Murakami short story until after I saw the film.
Masterful filmmaking. So many possibilities and interpretations within the story. I feel like that's the most interesting way to make a film, to let the audience decide what to make of it, rather than presenting a linear plot.
Performances are great all around, although I was rather struck by Steven Yeun - incredibly mysterious and he has something off about him, but a character I wouldn't mind having around, despite the eerieness of his personality and the obvious feeling that I wouldn't be entirely confortable.
I feel like there are a few subplots that are ultimately useless in a film that's already as long as it it, but nothing's perfect.