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The Go Master Reviews

March 28, 2008
With no attempt made to even explain the basic rules of Go, this is essentially a study of forehead-kneading concentration, of how to shut out even the most tempestuous of world events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 28, 2008
This soporific stupor and final pinch of defeat is the experience that most fully equates with watching this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2007
Impressively shot in 'Scope, it's a considerable achievement, possessed of a tranquil beauty and sagacity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2007
Under Tian Zhuangzhuang, one of China's leading directors, The Go Master unfolds as meditatively as a game of go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2007
Tian Zhuangzhuang's biopic is a stately and respectful reflection on the life of Wu Qingyuan, one of the 20th century's top players of go, a Japanese game said to rival chess in complexity.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2006
A deeply thoughtful biopic of a legendary gaming master.
October 14, 2006
The film is structured as a series of tableaux with little connective tissue.