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The Beginning of a Great Revival Reviews

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Andy Webster
New York Times
June 24, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2011
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.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2011
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 23, 2011
Perhaps the translation is at fault here, but why does the dialogue consistently do so little to flesh out the characters?
| Original Score: 2/4