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

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The story never amounts to much more than a rather tepid Chinese rendition of The Women.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 19, 2005
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
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
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

September 3, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 5/5

November 19, 2004
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
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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In purely aesthetic terms, Raise the Red Lantern is breathtaking.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 5/5

January 13, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 22, 2003
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

April 13, 2005
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2003
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
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Raise the Red Lantern is like some exotic hothouse specimen that's beautiful to the eye yet caustic to the touch.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film is a bit slow in places, but it's so involving that the audience probably won't mind.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Farber
Movieline

The film is always engrossing.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
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
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
July 26, 2007
David Neo
Senses of Cinema
November 1, 2004
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

January 24, 2004
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