The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
No consensus yet.
All Critics (19)
| Top Critics (5)
| Fresh (15)
| Rotten (4)
| DVD (1)
The play of the proscenium against the filmmaker's taste for unmediated reality is fascinating.
An intellectually engaging movie.
Creates a vivid sense of what it's like to be on the remote fringes of a great state experiment.
One of the first masterpieces of the 21st century.
Tells a specifically Chinese story, and yet it does so in a completely universal way.
Impressive though slow moving epic.
A laconic portrait of a remote Chinese city in arrested development.
'The Wait Seems Never-Ending,' is how the title song from Platform goes, and the 155-minute film surely tries one's patience, but the end (which does finally come) is almost worth that wait.
More meaningful to a Chinese audience than an American one.
Comatose is the operative word here.
A small masterpiece of exquisitely subtle filmmaking.
Great bit of story telling from Zhang Ke Jia. It is a depiction of China in a moment of transition moving from Mao to the free market beliefs of his successors. Through the eyes of a theatre troupe, it is compelling film making.
Ok, I get it..but i had to endure 3 hours of my life watching this!!! Slower than thick syrup, this film drags and is acted with minimal flair--- there is very little character development, and most of the film is either someone smoking or long shots of the surroundings...the story supposedly covers about 11 years, but the pacing makes it seem like a couple generations. In my opinion this film is not worth all the praise it has received--- it does not entertain, and the message it conveys could have been delivered in a film half the time with greater effect. See 'luxury car' or 'lost in beijing' and you will pretty much get the same benefit, and enjoy watching the movie in the process:)
Flamboyant project by a modernist of the Chinese avant-garde.Epic in scale and thrilling in craving proportions,I present you the end of youth,the ostentatuous pop art and the remnants.Yes,it can happen in the best of families.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
200 Essential Movies
Chosen by RT staff!
200 Freshest Movies
The best-reviewed since 1998
30 Great Scenes
30 great scenes in Rotten movies
Best of Netflix
Movies and shows to binge now
More News & Features