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Together (He ni zai yi qi) Reviews

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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...a small-scale movie set in modern Beijing that comes right up to the brink of mawkishness and is saved only by some residual inscrutability in the narrative.
| Original Score: B
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 18, 2004
This film has wonderful music in it, and a pretty good story. The acting is solid and the cinematography is excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jamie Russell
November 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 21, 2003
A powerful film that should have been much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
November 19, 2003
Together is a drama of exceptional, elegant beauty... it's the kind of movie that makes you smile, that breaks your heart, that keeps you watching for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don Willmott
November 17, 2003
a story of old China versus new, of the transforming power of music, and of the love between a father and his son
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 8, 2003
With gorgeous images by cinematographer Kim Hyungkoo and with Chen Kaige's observation of telling details, Together becomes a sweet story with a tart kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
June 27, 2003
It's a touching film in which the actors, including director Chen Kaige in the role of Prof. Yu, deliver heart-touching performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 27, 2003
[Film-goers] are treated to lots of lovely music, both Western and Asian, as well as a vibrant look at the arts in modern China.
| Original Score: 8/10
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
June 27, 2003
Together is a pretty good film, but is a story you've seen a thousand times at the movies.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 20, 2003
As the movie progresses, it builds in power, so that by the end you're helplessly invested in the triumphs of its young hero.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
June 19, 2003
The story is never boring, but it's never exciting, harrowing, or hilarious, either
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 16, 2003
[T]here's really everything to recommend in here; beautifully directed, wonderfully acted and it's just a great looking film.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
June 14, 2003
It's undeniably a melodrama, but there's enough real emotion lurking beneath the manipulative tear jerking to make the movie a worthwhile and occasionally genuinely moving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Muskewitz
June 14, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Morgan
June 13, 2003
The film is potent enough to make you think. But it suffers from a lack of smoothness.
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 13, 2003
What makes it all work in the end is the actors, especially Tang Yun as the child prodigy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 13, 2003
Beautiful, touching and shamelessly manipulative weeper.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 13, 2003
[Liu's] dreams may not be as vast or grandiose (or bloody) as other Chen characters, but they are immense, and immensely endearing, just the same.
| Original Score: 3/4
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