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Ju Dou Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film appealed to me for two reasons. First, because of its unabashed, lurid melodrama, in which the days are filled with scheming and the nights with passion and violence. Second, because of its visual beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
As well as having an eye for the dramatic - such as yards of cloth tumbling from a height or flames licking up a wall - Yimou also has a way of conveying the emotion of a scene with incredible brevity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
This is a sumptuous, passionate and bleak look at sexuality and power in China.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 28, 2006
Conduzido com segurança por Yimou (ainda em início de carreira), o filme atravessa décadas e conta com um visual rico para narrar uma forte e trágica história de amor.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 18, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As sumptuously cinematic as it is woefully fatalistic.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Delirious melodrama, Chinese style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Ju Dou is an emotionally fulfilling and viscerally rewarding adult film.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 26, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 19, 2011
Powerful, poignant, and visually stunning, Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou was deservedly nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
April 21, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Movieline
January 9, 2002
Full of incestuous overtones and punctuated with deaths by fire and water, this gripping melodrama of lust and jealousy is far more Freudian than Marxist; it casts a sultry, James M. Cainish spell.
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