Crosscurrent (Chang jiang tu) Reviews

April 3, 2020
[T]hough Chao ... may be more interested in aesthetics than dramatic cohesion, the beauty on display carries the viewer through the film from stunning start to evocative ending.
January 19, 2020
"Crosscurrent" is, definitely, worth a watch, since it is a very beautiful spectacle, but one should bear in mind that it functions more like a collection of images rather than an actual film.
October 8, 2019
The direction of the journey doesn't match the aimlessness of the movie's central point. It's not a sin to have a movie that doesn't lead anywhere, but Crosscurrents is constantly indicating a direction to follow along to.
September 26, 2019
Crosscurrent is not for everyone. But patient viewers will be rewarded with a moving journey of two people set adrift in the world.
August 30, 2019
It's an unusual experience but be warned that it moves at a snail's pace and it's hard to penetrate.
April 15, 2019
Yang Chao's film is stunning to look at but ultimately confuses profundity with incomprehensible philosophical gesturing.
July 5, 2018
Rarely has China's explosive economic growth been captured with such grace and with such a heavy heart.
July 5, 2018
Crosscurrent seems to address a youthful audience searching for its path in life.
November 15, 2016
It's beautiful; it's breathtaking; it's oh-so-dull.
October 31, 2016
Crosscurrent represents quite a remarkable blunder considering how much effort and noble aspirations go to waste because its maker forgot to tell a good story first.
October 27, 2016
Buckling beneath the weight of its director's ambitions, Yang Chao's "Crosscurrent" is spectacular to look at and a devil to decode.
October 27, 2016
Stunning imagery is the key element of a movie weighed down by metaphors.