"A gentle, exquisitely sad film."
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Nighy is magnetic, heartbreaking and utterly unforgettable."
— Allison Shoemaker, Fox 10 Phoenix
"Nighy deserves big love at all the awards ceremonies that matter in 2023."
— Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard
"Formally, Living is unimpeachable. . . . That said, Living begins and ends with Nighy."
— Dan Mecca, The Film Stage
"[A] handsome, high quality adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Ikiru (To Live)."
— Wendy Ide, Screen International
"Its beauty feels thrillingly natural, and its considerable emotional power is honestly earned."
— Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
"This wise and moving drama is an existential journey that celebrates learning how to live life, in all its fleeting beauty."
— Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
"In Living, Mr. Nighy excels again in a performance that is magnificent in its restraint and eloquent in its sparseness of words."
— Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal
"National treasure Bill Nighy finally gets his shot at Oscars glory as a repressed civil servant in this immaculate British drama, penned by Sir Kazuo Ishiguro."
— Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro Newspaper (UK)
"Really quite something: a rare remake that only augments and enriches the original. For Bill Nighy, meanwhile, it feels in every sense like the role of a lifetime."
— John Nugent, Empire
"It becomes another story of a man at long last learning how to embrace the world, yet one that is completely substantial and shattering and, yeah, even life-affirming on its own."
— David Fear, Rolling Stone
"Living is not a big movie, despite the pedigree of its creators. But it is an artistically masterful one—a film that, while deceptively simple, may linger in your mind for years to come."
— Matthew Huff, The A.V. Club
"Living -- which looks like it was made in the 1950s, all film grain and vibrance -- is an immensely moving memento mori, anchored by Nighy’s breathtaking performance, and a call to live a life with purpose."
— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
"An extraordinarily wise and touching exploration of the most profound of existential questions, literally the meaning of life. It is superb in every detail, with a heartbreakingly beautiful performance from Bill Nighy."
— Nell Minow, Movie Mom
"Bill Nighy delivers a master class in acting as a stifled bureaucrat Brit who decides to seize the day before it's too late. Working in miniature to achieve major truths, this deeply human drama has the power to sneak up and knock you sideways."
— Peter Travers, ABC News