Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) Reviews

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December 7, 2007
With its beautiful look and haunting themes and sublime performances, Raise The Red Lantern is Yimou's master work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2007
Visually ravishing and emotionally cold, Zhang's third feature is one long series of pushes and pulls.
October 31, 2006
One of Yimou's two or three masterpieces, this visually stunning film offers an extraordinary view of gender, sexuality, female rivalry and bonding in a historical context (1920s China) that bears some political relevance to the present time.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 28, 2006
Funcionando tanto como drama quanto como alegoria, o filme desenvolve seu tema com uma fotografia não apenas belíssima, mas também simbólica.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
A beautifully crafted and richly detailed feat of consciousness-raising and a serious drama with the verve of a good soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 9, 2002
The film is always engrossing.
May 12, 2001
Gong Li delivers a performance of exquisite expressiveness that, like the film itself, is unnerving in its emotional nakedness.
January 1, 2000
A defining example of Chinese movie-making and one of the best films of the '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A Chinese film of voluptuous physical beauty and angry passions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A near-perfect movie that often recalls the visual purity and intensity of silent films.
January 1, 2000
In purely aesthetic terms, Raise the Red Lantern is breathtaking.
January 1, 2000
A masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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