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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Reviews

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January 21, 2010
Quizás el film más personal de Wayne Wang, un sobrio y cálido relato sobre las barreras culturales, idiomáticas o emocionales que suelen separar a los seres humanos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2009
Wang's new film suggests not only a return to form but also the revival of an old theme from his early Asian-American dramedies: the different ways that certain generations translate and adapt their cultural heritage
May 30, 2009
Well-written, beautifully shot, and meticulously acted
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2008
As in most of Wang's films, a memorable cast of characters compensates for a serviceable plot.
November 20, 2008
A keenly observed portrait of a parent and child estranged by geography, language, ideology and generation. In other words, a universal story of family in the age of globalization.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2008
This is a nice, quietly heartwarming film. The tone really got through to me. I never laughed out loud, but always had a steady grin. Charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2008
It's a short story of a movie: delicate, modest, beautifully observed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2008
Wang's approach is measured and restrained, his shots simple and immaculate, the emotional stakes deepening scene by scene. It's a miniature gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2008
A lovely film of small intentions, yet embellished with an enormous heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2008
Touching look at a father's and daughter's strained relationship as they struggle through gaps of culture, language, gender, and historical context.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 18, 2008
A quiet work with Ozu-like structure and concerns, but remains more an intellectual exercise than one from the heart.
October 18, 2008
The minor key and quietly observational work is not earth-shattering or particularly urgent, though it enables a talented filmmaker to work through personal ideas about assimilation and family conflict in an open, smart and gracious way.
October 18, 2008
Meticulously paced and beautifully shot.
October 17, 2008
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers feels like a fragile wafer of a movie, but it fills you like a three-course meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2008
A Chinese father visiting his Americanized daughter in Washington finds communication difficult, but the film offers rewards for the patient.
October 9, 2008
An intensely observed, small-scale family drama involving disagreement between generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2008
The emptiness felt by Yiyun Li's characters doesn't seem as much the result of an emotional void than a too-thin plot.
October 3, 2008
A Thousand Years is imbued with these melancholy images, but it may leave you longing for a story to make you care.
September 26, 2008
It's a mildly poignant generation-gap story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2008
Rich in revealing detail and apt in its use of everyday Spokane settings, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers shows that Wang remains a master explorer of the landscape of the human heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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