A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While Reviews

October 27, 2018
It's as if Eric Rohmer had made a Christopher Guest film - "Waiting for Guffman" recast as an ardent inquiry into what small-town American life has become.
October 26, 2018
A warm and prickly humanist triumph that features no movie stars, disperses its attention across a large ensemble and feels meticulously handcrafted in every respect.
October 26, 2018
This minimalist epic amply showcases Wang's gifts for Chekhovian-style drama infused with generous doses of subtle humor.
October 25, 2018
"A Bread Factory" has an immense cast, a deliberate pace and thematic ambition to spare - but it also has a ground-level, plain-spoken modesty that renders it hypnotic.
October 25, 2018
Through bursts of comedy, poignancy, conflict, song, dance, and theatrical whimsy, what emerges is akin to a homespun symphony of soulfulness.
October 25, 2018
The distinctive premise of Patrick Wang's new film, "A Bread Factory," is matched by the audacity and the originality with which he realizes it.
October 24, 2018
If Part One centered on the role of the arts in the lives of these characters and their community, Part Two finds their lives becoming art.
October 23, 2018
Taken together with Part One, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us.
October 23, 2018
Even its flaws convey something of its themes-the importance of having a place for art that isn't perfect and isn't going to appeal to everyone.