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Beijing Bicycle Reviews

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March 1, 2002
This film puts Wang at the forefront of China's Sixth Generation of film makers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2002
Well before it's over, Beijing Bicycle begins spinning its wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2002
An absorbing slice of the New China and a fascinating duel between two magnificently stubborn antagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 20, 2002
The work of a maturing filmmaker, one who marries causes that matter with a sober melancholy and an admirable restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2002
A classic romance always involves a certain formula: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl. Beijing Bicycle is a romance, except the love interest is a bicycle and not a girl.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2002
Too simple for its own good.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2002
This Chinese movie suffers a flat tire about halfway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2002
There's more repetition than creativity throughout the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 3, 2002
Xiaoschuai's film is surprisingly compelling in that few of his characters are likeable
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 3, 2002
It's a pity, but we wind up with a meaningless morality film that seems most at home clattering away on an elementary school classroom projector than in art houses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 1, 2002
This is a moderately engaging tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 1, 2002
[Wang's] reliance on sugarcoated music and his trite use of slow motion show that his heart lies in making undemanding fluff for the world market.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 1, 2002
...plots dependent on character stupidity are not a purely Hollywood phenomenon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2002
Thoughtful and exhilarating.
January 30, 2002
All mood and no movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2002
It tells a compelling story while making a devastating, entirely convincing argument about the corrosive effects of Chinese capitalism on traditional values and human dignity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2002
The tug-of-war at the core of Beijing Bicycle becomes weighed down with agonizing contrivances, overheated pathos and long, wistful gazes.
January 25, 2002
A sensitive, modest comic tragedy that works as both character study and symbolic examination of the huge economic changes sweeping modern China.
January 25, 2002
Xiaoshuai gets naturalistic performances from his young cast.
January 24, 2002
With this masterful, flawless film, [Wang] emerges in the front ranks of China's now numerous, world-renowned filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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