Opening

40% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
40% If I Stay Aug 22
26% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
6% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
13% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

20% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Wuyong (Useless)

Wuyong (Useless) (2007)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

audience

76

liked it
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 157

My Rating

Movie Info

Three portraits of clothing: people who make them and people who wear them. A hot and humid day in Canton. Amid the thunderous noise of sewing machines, women work quietly under fluorescent lamps in a garment factory. The clothes they make will soon be shipped to unknown customers. Likewise, the future of each face along the assembly line is blurred. A wintry day in Paris. Chinese designer Ma Ke prepares her newly established brand "Wu Yong" to be launched in a spectacular show. An anti-fashion

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (2)

A documentary that's no more than a string of images, Useless is pretty much that.

September 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

But whether in Ma Ke's placid environs or amidst the squall of the machines, Jia's almost constantly moving camera seems to bring an elegiac tranquility to everything it observes.

June 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

Jia's empathetic close-ups -- thanks to Yu Lik Wai's masterful HD cinematography -- ground the film's portrait in individual experience.

December 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

The love and craft that went into Jia's earlier films are also apparent in 'Useless,' but exactly what he is saying, is not.

October 20, 2007 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Useless is a shape-shifting work that overturns expectations at every turn and leaves behind an open-ended consideration of value -- of clothing, of human labor, of human life.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Wuyong (Useless)

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Wuyong (Useless) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

Sin City 2 is a So-So Sequel

<em>The Simpsons</em>
The Simpsons

Catch up on 25 seasons of hilarity

Total Recall
Total Recall

Robert Rodriguez's 10 Best Movies

Worst Summer Movies
Worst Summer Movies

We list the 60 worst since 1975

Best Comedy Actor
Best Comedy Actor

16 critics predict the Emmys

Foreign Titles

  • Useless (Wuyong) (DE)
  • Useless (Wuyong) (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile