Dongdong de jiaqi (A Summer at Grandpa's) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dongdong de jiaqi (A Summer at Grandpa's) Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 25, 2009
The graceful and thorny opening up of a child's world
Leo Goldsmith
Reverse Shot
August 8, 2009
Hou's film places demands on our powers of observation, insisting that we, like Tung-tung, attend to the minutiae, ironies, and deeper meanings it offers us.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 31, 2008
These obvious elements of melodrama never reach any kind of hysterical pitch, however. Hou keeps everything wrapped up in a tone of warmth and childlike optimism.
Jeremy Heilman
November 22, 2002
Hou's relative invisibility serves the story, allowing the mood, pretty scenery, and accomplished naturalistic performances to take center stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
November 23, 2002
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