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

August 24, 2001
If this film's coda doesn't move you to tears, you'd better make an appointment with your cardiologist.
August 20, 2001
A layered, delicately but surely romantic tribute to the simplicity and grace of a bygone era.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 19, 2001
Celebrates a beauty and heroism around us that we often miss in both our movies and our lives.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 19, 2001
Zhang Yimou focuses so frequently on Ziyi's face in extreme close-up that she sticks like a daguerreotype to your retina -- and then your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 28, 2001
A gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
June 25, 2001
Zhang brings to it his masterly gift for visual composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 22, 2001
The film is laced with gentle humor, and its simple story is built on a sure foundation of humaneness.
June 21, 2001
This is a film that rescues love from the world of cliché and treats it with the awakening passion it deserves.
June 8, 2001
As luminous as the star presence at its center.
June 7, 2001
Has deep rewards for those who surrender to its lulling rhythm.
June 7, 2001
The Road Home yields its pleasures slowly, opening in wintry black and white before ripening into a miracle.
June 4, 2001
It works. It feels like a slice of life.
May 25, 2001
Zhang Ziyi proves in her film debut what a powerhouse force she is on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2001
A moving love story that is as simple in its narrative gestures as it is rich in color composition.
May 25, 2001
A beautifully simple romantic fable set in 1958 China in which the lovers are never seen touching, much less kissing -- yet it can move you to tears.
May 25, 2001
The film is also a showcase for Zhang Ziyi, who is never less than enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 24, 2001
Ms. Zhang's intensely concentrated performance conveys a current of stubborn, obsessive passion lurking behind Di's girlish wide-eyed innocence.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2001
The film is lovely, life-affirming, and guaranteed to make you cry.
May 24, 2001
The director finds poetry in the face of his lead actress, whose performance is as luminous and moving as the film itself.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2001
Without postcard prettiness, he lays the beauties of this village and its mountains before us so quietly and proudly that a warrant of nativity, of belonging, suffuses the film.
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 21, 2001
A nicely realized love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2001
A deeply eloquent film about an especially difficult period in China's recent past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5