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Beijing Bicycle Reviews

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October 14, 2010
Great tale of two boys' struggle over a bicycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 9, 2002
Read More | Original Score: B
June 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2002
With Beijing Bicycle, Wang has crafted a picturesque morality tale that slyly depicts the hopelessness of communism while pointing up the essential similarities between people of all classes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2002
Make no mistake, [Wang's] camera is saying, and don't be deceived by the Communist rhetoric -- this city is as class-ridden as any in the West.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
While Wang Xiaoshuai's film doesn't plumb the depths, nor resonate with the kind of profound irony of Vittoria De Sica's 1947 classic, it is nonetheless an affecting, poignant drama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
Scenes of Guei clutching pathetically to the bike while Jian's buddies beat him up are played alternately as comedy and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2002
This well-acted piece is of interest for its rather subtle examination of Chinese class distinctions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
A thinly veiled look at different aspects of Chinese life clashing with each other.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
April 26, 2002
The tug of war that ensues is as much a snapshot of modern China in microcosm as it is a crash course in movie mythology.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2002
Nicely serves as an examination of a society in transition.
March 13, 2002
What's most unusual about Beijing Bicycle in terms of recent Chinese history is that any form of class conflict is depicted at all.
March 8, 2002
The actors are so terrific at conveying their young angst, we do indeed feel for them.
March 1, 2002
An uneven but intriguing drama that is part homage and part remake of the Italian masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2002
This film puts Wang at the forefront of China's Sixth Generation of film makers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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