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Morning Sun Reviews

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October 17, 2003
The first film to stand back and take a good, hard look at the era, and it has the force of shameful secrets being hung out in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 22, 2003
Does a thoughtful job of streamlining the bloody realities - both literal and psychological -- of China's Cultural Revolution into roughly two hours of film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2003
Gripping, relentlessly tragic retelling of life in revolutionary times.
October 22, 2003
A gripping look at Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2003
It's as good a sign as any of how absorbing Morning Sun is that the film's sudden ending makes you greedy for more.
October 22, 2003
Offers an invaluable overview of a national tragedy that continues to boggle the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 26, 2003
A documentary that explores, on many levels, the roots of modern China, and that puts into perspective all of the sublime Chinese narrative films which have recently received Western distribution.
November 6, 2003
It's chilling and enraging to take in this portrait of revolution gone mad.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 2, 2004
A densely packed documentary that is about as comprehensive a look at the Cultural Revolution as can be imagined in a two- hour work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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