Mulberry Child Reviews

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
September 6, 2012
The film's subject matter is epochal, its delivery less so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
September 4, 2012
[Its] poignancy is lessened by its awkward formal devices.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2012
Moving between a present-day mother-daughter clash of values and a personal history of life under Mao's regime, her docudrama is an awkward mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 6, 2012
This documentary about a Chinese mother-daughter relationship veers uncertainly from family drama to an overall survey of Communism's rise and devastating human effect.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 19, 2012
There's a universal story here about immigrant parents and children, and how American culture can swamp family traditions, and make parents and children culturally unrecognizable to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 9, 2012
Sporadically intriguing and poignant, yet meandering and incomplete. It caters more to the heart than to the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
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