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

February 27, 2007
Visually ravishing and emotionally cold, Zhang's third feature is one long series of pushes and pulls.
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
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 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
The story never amounts to much more than a rather tepid Chinese rendition of The Women.
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
September 1, 1991
The movie invites us to share a life in which all emotional desire has been bound, subjugated, organized into a bleakly funny -- and finally tragic -- game.
Full Review | Original Score: B