Robert’s Reviews- The Farewell

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the recent Lulu Wang film, The Farewell. This film follows the story of Billi, a young Asian American woman who must return home after hearing of her grandmother’s illness. Click the video below to watch my review for one of the best reviewed films of the year.

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 17-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Thanks, Robert. A score of 7.5 makes this a movie I will see. We just watched The Favorite. I felt it was an absolute waste of time and wonder why it was even made and why Olivia Colman received the Best Actress award for her performance. I’m obviously in the minority.

  2. Avatar Janet says:

    I had heard enough about this movie to want to see it (and I am an Awkwafina fan) but I didn’t think it would make it here. Happily I was able to see it yesterday. I was very moved by this movie particularly by how the family’s reason for doing what they did as to the grandmother’s illness, was explained in terms of cultural differences.

  3. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Great review Robert. I love hearing your critiques of any film. I also like that you admit that there may be parts of this movie that are more meaningful to older audiences than to you. Thank you. I would like to see this movie.