Masterly done four-hour loosely based autobiographical film of the late Taiwan filmmaker Edward Yang.
| Original Score: A
Magnificent achievement by the late Edward Yang pushes him even higher in the pantheon of great directors.
One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world.
| Original Score: 4/5
Yang's film doesn't waste a single second of its four hours, and taken as a whole, reveals a beautiful, intricate, masterful tapestry that is as accomplished in its grand, quiet way as is The Godfather trilogy.
A Brighter Summer Day is itself in color, but it may as well be monochrome.
| Original Score: 4/4
A Brighter Summer Day stands as a massive achievement, perhaps the greatest in all of modern Taiwanese cinema.