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A café proprietor petitions the Chinese legal system after she is swindled by her ex-husband.

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  • Bingbing heads a terrific ensemble, although the sly anti-bureaucratic fun does feel a little overextended at 137mins.

    June 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is uneven and lagging in pace. Still, it's frequently beautiful ...

    May 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that luxuriates, through that beguiling round frame, in breathtaking, never-seen-before screen imagery.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A comedy that rightly demonstrates the sad truth of China's bureaucracy and prejudice.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The satirical bite dissipates a little as the story drags on, though a powerful, emotional coda makes it worth the wait.

    May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • I Am Not Madame Bovary is built on a strong performance by Fan Bingbing and a caustic eye toward bureaucracy. But the good work is undone by a lack of focus and a counter-productive technical gimmick.

    May 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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