Last Train Home Reviews

January 4, 2011
Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan considers the social upheavals wrought by China's economic miracle.
November 11, 2010
Last Train Home is a harrowing experience. Don't expect to come out smiling.
October 21, 2010
Lixin Fan, handling his own cinematography, shoots with such a painterly eye that he almost undermines the social critique he's making.
October 14, 2010
Last Train Home suggests that the times they are a-changin'. The rulers of China may someday regret that they distributed the works of Marx so generously.
October 7, 2010
Fan's fly-on-the-wall perspective enables the viewer to empathize with all the players in the family drama, unlikely to have a happy ending.
September 30, 2010
What else do you want? The question echoes down every frame of this haunting film, and Fan doesn't pretend to have an answer.
May 17, 2018
The movie puts a human face on this migration by showing its affects on a single family.
March 22, 2018
Do not miss it. [Full review in Spanish]
June 2, 2015
Rarely in a documentary does every shot matter as a bearer of emotion and information. Lixin Fan's nonfiction debut, Last Train Home (2009), is just such an exceptional movie.
November 12, 2013
Rivaling China's finest documentarians, first-time director Lixin Fan begins his Last Train Home with a handful of unshakable images.