The Beginning of a Great Revival 2011

The Beginning of the Great Revival

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

25%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 8

28%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 285

Other movies

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Beginning of the Great Revival Photos

Movie Info

Historical events surround the formation of China's Communist Party.

Cast & Crew

John Woo
Lin Sen
Ye Liu
Mao Zedong
Leehom Wang
Lo Chia-lun
Zhe Dong
Writer
Jung Li Guong
Writer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for The Beginning of a Great Revival

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (6)

  • "Revival" is a proud statement by an ascendant society. But it demonstrates that mainstream Chinese cinema can be as guilty of self-indulgent overstatement as anything out of the West.

    June 24, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The highly-charged crowd scenes in which dissidents clash with authorities are staged with visual flair, conveying an exhilarating sense of self-empowerment which is the essence of revolution.

    June 24, 2011 | Full Review…
  • "Great Revival" is in many ways the very definition of propaganda - it even ends with an image of a waving flag - but "Revival" is too harmlessly flabby to be taken quite that seriously.

    June 23, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps the translation is at fault here, but why does the dialogue consistently do so little to flesh out the characters?

    June 23, 2011 | Rating: 2/4
  • History of Chinese Communism drowns in data.

    January 6, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Epic with production values and a terrific ensemble cast, but often bland and emotionally hollow.

    August 9, 2011 | Rating: 6.19/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Beginning of a Great Revival

  • Jul 19, 2012
    Boasting quite the big name cast in East Asian cinema is about the only thing great about "The Beginning of a Great Revival". Even though the content and message is blatant propaganda, this film will be of interest to huge history buffs that know their stuff. It quickly moves through historic events leading up to the founding of the Chinese Communist party, flashing names of important figures as they come and go on-screen, so if you have no background on the topic, it will be confusing.
    Chihoe H Super Reviewer

The Beginning of a Great Revival Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides