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Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

With its beautiful look and haunting themes and sublime performances, Raise The Red Lantern is Yimou's master work.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 5/5

December 7, 2007
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Visually ravishing and emotionally cold, Zhang's third feature is one long series of pushes and pulls.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 27, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Yimou's two or three masterpieces, this visually stunning film offers an extraordinary view of gender, sexuality, female rivalry and bonding in a historical context (1920s China) that bears some political relevance to the present time.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

October 31, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Funcionando tanto como drama quanto como alegoria, o filme desenvolve seu tema com uma fotografia não apenas belíssima, mas também simbólica.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 28, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 19, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

April 13, 2005
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 5/5

January 13, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 5/5

November 19, 2004
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 22, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A beautifully crafted and richly detailed feat of consciousness-raising and a serious drama with the verve of a good soap opera.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 20, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

September 3, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

The film is always engrossing.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Gong Li delivers a performance of exquisite expressiveness that, like the film itself, is unnerving in its emotional nakedness.

May 12, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A defining example of Chinese movie-making and one of the best films of the '90s.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A Chinese film of voluptuous physical beauty and angry passions.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
Film.com
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A near-perfect movie that often recalls the visual purity and intensity of silent films.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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In purely aesthetic terms, Raise the Red Lantern is breathtaking.

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January 1, 2000
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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June 18, 2011
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
July 26, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
David Neo
Senses of Cinema
November 1, 2004
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

January 24, 2004
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