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Quitting Reviews

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November 15, 2002
A brave experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 15, 2002
The fetid underbelly of fame has never looked uglier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2003
Bogs down badly as we absorb Jia's moody, bad-boy behavior which he portrays himself in a one-note performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 12, 2002
The best drug addition movies are usually depressing but rewarding. Quitting, however, manages just to be depressing, as the lead actor phones in his autobiographical performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 12, 2002
Whether Quitting will prove absorbing to American audiences is debatable.
September 19, 2002
Once he starts learning to compromise with reality enough to become comparatively sane and healthy, the film becomes predictably conventional.
October 10, 2002
Unfortunately, the experience of actually watching the movie is less compelling than the circumstances of its making.
November 1, 2002
Less than fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2002
Qutting may be a flawed film, but it is nothing if not sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
September 20, 2002
Quitting delivers a sucker-punch, and its impact is all the greater beause director Zhang's last film, the cuddly Shower, was a non-threatening multi-character piece centered around a public bath house.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2002
An unusual and compelling Chinese film about the loving interventions of a father and mother whose oldest son is a drug addict.
December 12, 2002
... mesmerizing, an eye-opening tour of modern Beijing culture in a journey of rebellion, retreat into oblivion and return.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 10, 2002
Straightforward yet opaque and uncompromising piece of work.
September 12, 2002
If Mr. Zhang's subject matter is, to some degree at least, quintessentially American, his approach to storytelling might be called Iranian.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2002
If you're not totally weirded- out by the notion of cinema as community-therapy spectacle, Quitting hits home with disorienting force.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2002
Ultimately engages less for its story of actorly existential despair than for its boundary-hopping formal innovations and glimpse into another kind of Chinese 'cultural revolution.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2002
The asylum material is gripping, as are the scenes of Jia with his family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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