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Spring Fever (Chun feng chen zui de ye wan) Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 6, 2010
Portrays contemporary China as a seething hotbed of erotic curiosity and discontent.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Fear
Time Out
August 4, 2010
So what do you do once the Chinese authorities forbid you from making movies for five years?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dan Kois
Village Voice
August 3, 2010
For long stretches of this tantalizing, romantic, aggravating film -- until just before its extremely satisfying ending, in fact -- I wished Lou had caught a little spring fever himself, cranked up the volume, and turned on the lights.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 15, 2010
Its examination of identity and loneliness begins to feel like a soap opera season boiled down into one very long episode with too much happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
May 16, 2009
I think there's meant to be a tender love story buried somewhere in all this remote melodrama, but none of the five major characters makes the slightest impression.
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Derek Elley
May 15, 2009
This overlong and very Euro-flavored "Spring" won't make many B.O. wickets bloom.
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2009
This film is a considerable improvement as it generates intensity through the extreme intimacy among its minimalist cast.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
May 15, 2009
We're supposed to feel some kind of infinite sadness about our existential loneliness and vulnerability; but what I felt, despite a scattering of strong scenes, was a growing impatience both with the characters and the trite message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6