The Story of Qiu Ju (Qiu Ju da guan si) Reviews

August 14, 2018
This is the first film I have seen from China that has at once such documentary verisimilitude, such comic inventiveness, and such reflective strength.
May 29, 2018
For its glimpses into the quotidian realities of the huge, emerging superpower, this story proves worth watching, despite its obliqueness, its repetitiousness and the slowness of its perpetual voyages to the city and back again.
March 26, 2009
This simple, repetetive tale has a mesmerizing quality able to hook audiences from beginning to end.
December 30, 2006
March 29, 2006
Utilizando a montagem de forma precisa para estabelecer o ritmo da vida de seus personagens, Yimou narra uma história bem-humorada e reveladora sobre a China contemporânea, sendo auxiliando por Gong Li em um de seus melhores desempenhos.
February 9, 2006
The plot seems expressly designed to placate the bureaucrats who banned Zhang's two previous films in China, but the quasi-documentary approach (involving scores of non-professional actors, hidden cameras and radio mikes) is brilliantly finessed.
June 29, 2005
March 1, 2005
Sparks of genius already apparent.
July 23, 2004
One of Zhang Yimou's finest moments.
July 30, 2003
July 18, 2003
Mesmerizing Chinese film about a woman who is zealous for justice
May 20, 2003
"The Story of Qui Ju" reaffirms Zhang Yimou's stature as storyteller and sociologist extraordinaire, and as a visual artist of exceptional delicacy and insight.
May 12, 2003
July 31, 2002
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
There is a point in the film when it begins to seem repetitive: The leader will remain unbending, the Qui Ju will keep appealing. Then we begin to connect with the underlying story of the film.
January 1, 2000
It's hardly a threat to the antics of "Naked Gun" but it's a delicately wry take on the absurdities of bureaucratic life. It upends Zhang's resume wonderfully.
January 1, 2000
This stunningly photographed film is also quite ironic, complete with an O. Henry-style twist at the end - but its reach is universal, as it says something about pride and respect.