Bei qing cheng shi (A City of Sadness) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bei qing cheng shi (A City of Sadness) Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 6, 2014
The movie conveys the director's intensely personal struggle at the crossroads of large-scale history and private memory; with understatedly bitter irony, he depicts the birth of a nation at the price of a family's dissolution.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2014
A City of Sadness is a great film, one that will be watched as long as there are people who care about the movies as an art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Hou turns in a masterpiece of small gestures and massive resonance; once you surrender to its spell, the obscurities vanish.
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It is worth the long wait for the resonance of 'A City of Sadness to emerge.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2002
Beautiful family saga by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien.