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The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) Reviews

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July 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
December 16, 2001
Well-made tripe.
Full Review | Original Score: capsule
November 27, 2001
...The images are unsupported by storytelling of any particular gravity...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2001
...story of an illiterate young woman so completely in love with a man who doesn't seem to care left me with a bitter taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2001
Yimou's strongest films always doubled as valentines to the porcelain face of former muse Gong Li, but here, reiterative beauty-worship is something of an end in itself.
May 24, 2001
Even the director's most ardent admirers won't be ready for the soapy goo he delivers here.
May 24, 2001
The ending does deliver an emotional payoff. But the road there is so straight and unvaried that the journey can be wearing.
June 2, 2001
Infected with a sanctimonious air of arty piety, which, added to its dearth of plot, makes it something of an audience trial.
June 25, 2001
Of course, the past always looks better in retrospect, especially to those who have never done without indoor plumbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2001
Don't be surprised if you're struck with the overwhelming desire to check in on mom and pop after the film.
March 7, 2001
Delicately unravels the first tentative steps of flirtation that eventually bloom into a lifelong relationship.
August 24, 2001
If this film's coda doesn't move you to tears, you'd better make an appointment with your cardiologist.
May 21, 2001
A nicely realized love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2010
In the spirit of the best nostalgic village pics, only one thing happens, and yet it turns out to mean everything to its characters.
June 14, 2001
From the beginning, Road has a magical, delicate quality.
July 23, 2001
An old-fashioned and heartfelt film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2001
It works. It feels like a slice of life.
June 11, 2001
We get completely enchanted and carried away by the purity and beauty of this love story.
July 16, 2001
It has the ability to break your heart.
June 20, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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