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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

The constant cutting between the two stories, and the inexplicable scrambling of chronology within the stories, also become annoying and impedes the ability of either story to really build emotionally.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 4/10

July 22, 2011
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

The film features two of the least effective lead performances of the year, which keeps the audience from engaging in the story emotionally and just leaves them wondering how this book became a bestseller.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 22, 2011
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Power of Friendship Blossoms in 'Flower'

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A minus

July 22, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's the No-Joy, Bad-Luck Club.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 0.5/4

July 22, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Like his old-time Hollywood predecessors, Wang goes for big-hearted, over-the-top emotions.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I think even rabid fans of the book will be disappointed.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

July 21, 2011
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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Emphasizes melodrama over character development, until the proceedings feel like a rabbit hole of misfortune.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 21, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Once we've quickly digested the fortune-cookie message that modern women are as bound by obligations as their grandmothers were, all we can savor is the scenery.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Bears little resemblance to the book, and even less resemblance to a good movie.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 21, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A story of much visual grace and, sadly, considerable narrative awkwardness.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 21, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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All the two actresses do is gaze out of apartment and carriage windows, through floorboards, into each other's eyes, and, once, while wishfully wearing a man's suit.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

An old-fashioned two-silk-hanky costumed weepy.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

July 21, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A maudlin, meandering soap opera that traverses nearly two hundred years bluntly--and boringly--making the same obvious point over and over again.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

July 21, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film version of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" proceeds as if willed into being by a particularly misguided "question for discussion," the kind you'd find at the tail end of a bestseller's paperback edition.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As movies about female bonding go, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" is thin tea.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2011
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix

Wang, back in Joy Luck Club territory, serves up melodrama without smothering substance.

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

July 20, 2011
Grae Drake
Movies.com

Overall it's a very competent film, but kept me at a distance and never got very engaging.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 19, 2011
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Visually, the film is a treat with Richard Wong's cinematography equally evocative at capturing the pastoral beauty and slower rhythms of rural 19th century China and the urban splendor and bustle of today's Shanghai.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2011
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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The juxtaposition of stories about women in old and new China may have been intended to widen the audience for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, but all it does is lose the heart and pathos of See's novel in a jumbled mess.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

July 15, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Female friendship and loyalty are at the heart of Snow Flower And The Secret Fan. Too bad that's all but buried by the pile-on of events that connects women from different eras across time and place.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

July 15, 2011
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