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Snow Flower And The Secret Fan Reviews

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February 28, 2013
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a delicate, if sometimes disturbing, portrait of the enduring relationships that bond women together, out in theaters now.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 1, 2012
Despite the unevenness, the sincerity of the work shines through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2011
It's a three-handkerchief weepie untainted by ugly politics.
November 4, 2011
The whole looks lush, but it doesn't deliver as it should.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2011
A quality arthouse film, beautifully photographed and very well acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2011
With weeping violins, wailing cellos and melancholy piano wall to wall, this sentimental story of sisterly love found, lost and found again is beautifully made. The big but is the needlessly complicated storytelling
September 11, 2011
An intricate and beautiful film about friendship and its implications
August 17, 2011
This is not a great film. It is, however, sometimes a very good one, and it's always a joy to behold in visual terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 31, 2011
... stately, solemn and serious, but easier to admire than to enjoy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2011
It is a beautifully photographed emotional bore, and while certain images and moments spoke to me and brought a quiet tear to my eye on the whole the finished film itself did nothing for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2011
Power of Friendship Blossoms in 'Flower'
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
July 22, 2011
Like his old-time Hollywood predecessors, Wang goes for big-hearted, over-the-top emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2011
An old-fashioned two-silk-hanky costumed weepy.
July 20, 2011
Wang, back in Joy Luck Club territory, serves up melodrama without smothering substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2011
Visually, the film is a treat with Richard Wong's cinematography equally evocative at capturing the pastoral beauty and slower rhythms of rural 19th century China and the urban splendor and bustle of today's Shanghai.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2011
Visually stunning drama linking past and present China in parallel stories about the laotong pairing of females into intense friendships should score solidly with, of course, female art-house patrons. Guys with taste will also pay attention.
July 14, 2011
An emotionally powerful tale of two sets of Chinese women in two different centuries.
July 12, 2011
As the parallel friendships evolve over time, both push and pull between platonic and erotic; it's to the film's credit that it never definitively suggests that love can only be one or the other.
July 7, 2011
This isn't really a movie made for guys, although I can appreciate the artfulness of its construction and the solemnity of its purpose and the studied intensity of the acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2012
It's a well shot film with beautiful cinematography, though it does feel a bit too constrained at times. But as beautiful as it was, the story and characters failed to grab me
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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