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Petition

100%

Opening

67% Hercules Jul 25
80% Lucy Jul 25
—— And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
93% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
45% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
20% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
48% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Let's Be Cops Aug 13
—— The Expendables 3 Aug 15

New Episodes Tonight

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
90% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
86% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
76% You're the Worst: Season 1

Petition Reviews

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Sad and sobering account of human-rights violations in modern-day China.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 18, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A brave and wrenching new documentary from China

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 14, 2011
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

epic and ambitious

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2011
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A film that shows how China's poor go through a Kafkaesque nightmare in a largely futile effort to get justice through Beijing's petition offices. Nominally ombudsmen, these offices largely serve to prevent justice from taking place.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 13, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

This documentary of a makeshift community of Chinese citizens caught in a Dickensian charade of Beijing bureaucracy finds hope among the hopeless and pride in the hearts of outcasts.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 12, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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This guerrilla-cinema essay is more than just a look at China's judicial morass; it's a dispatch from the front lines of a dictatorship.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2011
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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A concert of stifled voices that, together, are a brave and angry cry for democratic representation and the rule of law.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 10, 2011
Chris Fujiwara
Boston Phoenix

Moments of communication sought or denied give poignancy to a film filled with helplessness and outrage.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2010
Jonathan Romney
Screen International

An exemplary piece of journalism...

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 15, 2009
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