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A Brighter Summer Day Reviews

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
March 8, 2016
You won't relish the thought of spending four hours with Si'r, but A Brighter Summer Day will leave you wanting even more.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
March 7, 2016
Yang's methods bring a melancholy tenderness to his recollections. He films intricately staged action in long takes of a rueful, contemplative reserve.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 27, 2011
One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The measured pace may be off-putting, but stay with it -- the accumulated wealth of detail invests the unexpected final scenes with enormous, shocking power.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 26, 2002
A powerful statement from Yang's generation about what it means to be Taiwanese, superior even to his recent masterpiece Yi Yi.