I Wish I Knew (Hai shang chuan qi) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

I Wish I Knew (Hai shang chuan qi) Reviews

February 13, 2020
The resulting mix of image and interview, weariness and wonder, makes for a sober assessment of just how much change China's largest city has been through since the 1930s...
January 24, 2020
I Wish I Knew functions as an admirable cinematic tone poem about a place and its times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 23, 2020
Jia is building not just a portrait of a city, but of a fragmented people - one story and memory at a time.
January 22, 2020
[A]n expansive exploration of Shanghai as a cultural center shaken by converging historical forces.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 22, 2011
The poignant historical ironies of the Chinese director Jia Zhangke's documentary, commissioned by last year's Shanghai World Expo, begin with the title...
September 15, 2010
The pacing is steady. The stories are told simply, with zero affectation or buildup by the director. The effect is astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4