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Zhou Yu's Train Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...lovely and slight
Full Review | Original Score: B
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
November 27, 2004
See Zhou Yu's Train for the interesting Chinese scenery, or see it to feast your eyes on the always beautiful Gong Li, but don't see it for the drama
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
October 30, 2004
A film that has considerably less on its mind than it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2004
It just may be a movie that has difficulty transcending national borders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 19, 2004
Li fails to stoke much heat in Sun Zhou's pretentious and symbolic love triangle.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 15, 2004
[Zhou Yu]'s contradictory impulses, as well as a convoluted narrative structure, make Zhou Yu's Train a rough ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 15, 2004
The whole thing would be pretty painful if not for the presence of Gong, who makes some of it watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 14, 2004
Most, I suspect, will walk out of the theater wondering why they had to work so hard for so little reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
September 24, 2004
Beautiful to look at but aimless as a broken compass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 23, 2004
When the sum of this film's parts are measured, it is nothing more than a celebration of the exquisitely beautiful Gong Li.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
September 17, 2004
Zhou Yu's Train has its strengths, but it's clearly no bullet train.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 17, 2004
A knotty, dreamy paean to romantic longing, Zhou Yu's Train is at once ravishing and precise.
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly
September 16, 2004
Zhou Yu's Train looks good, but there's no denying that there's very little lurking underneath its pretty surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 16, 2004
Has a tiny little point -- living solely by one's emotions can be a painful time-waster -- but it makes that point within a needlessly tricky structure and with too much time spent on images that amount to pretty, poetic filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
September 11, 2004
Dramatically, this train never leaves the station.
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
September 10, 2004
[An] over-conceived, over-edited, under-written perfume ad.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 27, 2004
This is one of those languid numbers where slow motion -- and there's lots of it -- is meant to signify poetry, and a line like 'I know my lake is artificial, but it's full of water' is supposed to seem lyrical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
A terrific film.
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
August 27, 2004
Even the Chinese star with the soulful face can't make Zhou Yu's Train any less dreary than its confused script dictates.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
The effort required at the end of Zhou Yu's Train to sort out exactly what just went down isn't worth the payoff.
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