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Beijing Bicycle Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great tale of two boys' struggle over a bicycle.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2010

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2004
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

October 30, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

September 18, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: B

August 9, 2002
Neil Smith
BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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With Beijing Bicycle, Wang has crafted a picturesque morality tale that slyly depicts the hopelessness of communism while pointing up the essential similarities between people of all classes.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Make no mistake, [Wang's] camera is saying, and don't be deceived by the Communist rhetoric -- this city is as class-ridden as any in the West.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While Wang Xiaoshuai's film doesn't plumb the depths, nor resonate with the kind of profound irony of Vittoria De Sica's 1947 classic, it is nonetheless an affecting, poignant drama.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2002
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY

Scenes of Guei clutching pathetically to the bike while Jian's buddies beat him up are played alternately as comedy and tragedy.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 4/5

May 30, 2002
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This well-acted piece is of interest for its rather subtle examination of Chinese class distinctions.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2002
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

A thinly veiled look at different aspects of Chinese life clashing with each other.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

May 2, 2002
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The tug of war that ensues is as much a snapshot of modern China in microcosm as it is a crash course in movie mythology.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 26, 2002
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Nicely serves as an examination of a society in transition.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

April 26, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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What's most unusual about Beijing Bicycle in terms of recent Chinese history is that any form of class conflict is depicted at all.

March 13, 2002
Kim Morgan
Oregonian

The actors are so terrific at conveying their young angst, we do indeed feel for them.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

March 8, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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An uneven but intriguing drama that is part homage and part remake of the Italian masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 1, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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This film puts Wang at the forefront of China's Sixth Generation of film makers.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2002
Derek Elley
Variety
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

Movieline
December 16, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
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August 17, 2002

Guardian
July 11, 2002

FilmFour.com
June 30, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 19, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Hollywood Reporter
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February 7, 2002
Elizabeth Wright
Senses of Cinema
January 7, 2002
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