Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) Reviews

July 23, 2008
Jia has taken supposedly naturalistic approach to filmmaking and, here at least, uses amateur actors and other fresh faces. A few of these newcomers are stiff and appear to be uncomfortable on camera.
June 19, 2008
Jia chose a great setting, but don't give him too much credit
December 18, 2007
The film lacks sufficient individuatism or narrative drive to compellingly propel Jia's script (co-written with Sun Jianmin and Guan Na), making its title all too true.
September 5, 2006