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The Beginning of a Great Revival Reviews

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
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.
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
June 23, 2011
Perhaps the translation is at fault here, but why does the dialogue consistently do so little to flesh out the characters?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4