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Beijing Bicycle Reviews

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March 21, 2002
Comes ... uncomfortably close to coasting in the treads of The Bicycle Thief.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2002
Too simple for its own good.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
...plots dependent on character stupidity are not a purely Hollywood phenomenon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 3, 2003
The film's hero is a bore and his innocence soon becomes a questionable kind of inexcusable dumb innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 22, 2002
Wang mistakes affectless storytelling and character conception for rigor, and as a result huge portions of Beijing Bicycle are dull and repetitive.
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.
February 7, 2002
This Chinese movie suffers a flat tire about halfway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 30, 2001
Now here's a sadistic bike flick that would have made Vittorio De Sica proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
January 30, 2002
All mood and no movie.
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 7, 2002
There's more repetition than creativity throughout the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 1, 2002
Well before it's over, Beijing Bicycle begins spinning its wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2002
Fails to deliver either a social message or a good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 8, 2002
The boys' sparring, like the succession of blows dumped on Guei, wears down the story's more cerebral, and likable, plot elements.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2002
The story bogs down in a mess of purposeless violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2002
Beijing Bicycle is a subtle, beautifully made film and a seemingly good-natured social commentary on contemporary Beijing. Unfortunately, it's pretty boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2002
The story has its redundancies, and the young actors, not very experienced, are sometimes inexpressive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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