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Ping Guo (Lost in Beijing) Reviews

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January 20, 2008
Last year's unwanted-pregnancy sweepstake continues with Lost in Beijing, Li Yu's soap-operatic drama set in China's bustling capital.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2008
whatever meaning the film might have had about China's disaffected, new striving capitalists is lost in the chaos and clutter
| Original Score: 2.5/5
May 7, 2008
Lost In Beijing is most noted for several thumb-nosing gratuitous sex scenes that got the movie reprimanded by the censors back home.
January 22, 2008
The prevalent shooting style is monotonous naturalism, as the camera buzzes between contentious actors and trolls after anything on the move.
July 6, 2009
A monotonous sordid melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 25, 2008
When a rapist (Tony Leung) is the second-most sympathetic character in a story about greed, duplicity and adultery among four people, it needs a more forgiving audience than me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2008
You don't wind up thinking much of any of these characters. Sympathy is lost somewhere around the time the frantic camera style makes you dizzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2008
Lost in Beijing might have the Chinese censors trying to wield their scissors, but Li Yu's muddled sex drama is unlikely to cause an uproar, or make much of a stir, anywhere else.
January 25, 2008
The sex is sufficient (if you care), the acting is good, and the shots of Beijing's streets and highways are interesting. But the story is contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 18, 2008
The film benefits from solid performances by its four stars, but it is overly didactic and drawn-out as its comic tone grows darker and darker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2008
Begins with a wild coincidence and goes rapidly downhill from there, becoming one of the most unintentionally hilarious tragedies in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 27, 2008
As messy a dysfunctional relationship drama as you could hope to witness on screen. How do you say 'Jerry Springer' in Mandarin?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 13, 2008
Li cements her status as a Chinese director to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 24, 2008
An engaging parable about the dire effects of giving in to the Western obsession with money.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2008
It's a funny film, a parable of sorts, and a character-driven take on what's ticking in China.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2008
Though the film's emotional tone is blurry -- toward the end it swerves away from farce and back toward anguish - its social criticism could hardly be more clear.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2008
Lost in Beijing tells the story of a man who, when his wife becomes pregnant after being raped by her employer, enters into a series of financial negotiations with him.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 22, 2008
An involving, highly accessible portrait of an emotional menage a quatre in the modern-day Chinese capital.
January 28, 2008
Fang Li should be applauded for his courageous efforts to address taboo subjects of sex and politics, even while one may question certain aspects of his films.
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