Angels Wear White Reviews

March 12, 2020
Angels Wear White unravels with the vague trappings of a crime thriller or mystery, but it is more than a detective story inflected with social justice themes.
June 27, 2018
Shooting largely with a handheld camera, Qu generates a jittery energy that makes the characters' stress palpable. This feeling escalates as the investigation closes in.
May 31, 2018
Qu fleshes out her characters to expose the societal and familial pressures that tend to limit options for females.
May 17, 2018
In its perceptions and mood, "Angels Wear White" plays like acutely serious female noir.
May 4, 2018
A tough and unsparing drama that vividly brings to light the kind of narrative too many people have endured over the years.
May 3, 2018
This all sounds grim, and it is. But the story grabs you. Ms. Qu shoots the sturdily constructed scenario with unshowy sharpness.
May 2, 2018
Qu unpacks much that matters in Angels Wear White, including the abuse of power and importance of status and wealth in Chinese society, but her most thoughtful, nuanced observations involve female sexuality.
April 27, 2018
[Qu] handles difficult subject matter with heft and grace in equal measure, giving voice to her film's victims without defining them as mere damsels.
September 8, 2017
In an intriguing film noir full of white light reflecting off virginal dresses, polished surfaces and sparkling sand, director Vivian Qu probes the status of girls in Chinese society.
September 7, 2017
A brave and hard-hitting drama that provides a social context for violence against women.
September 7, 2017
Luminously filmed but restrained to a fault, this is the kind of drama that suggests something about the difficult position of women in China, but what exactly the film wants to say is harder to pin down.