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Together (He ni zai yi qi) Reviews

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May 30, 2003
It may be a crowd-pleasing escapism, but it's that feel-good shmaltz that ultimately plays the film off-key.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2003
A movie that speaks the universal language of schmaltz.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2006
Never wavers from its serviceably warm and fuzzy path.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 30, 2003
Chen restrains his movie; he polishes it to the point of a high glossy shine -- but it emerges with no imperfections to look at. There's nothing to make it human.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 30, 2003
Reeks of sentimentality and mawkish characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 27, 2003
Mawkishly clichéd.
June 6, 2003
Denuded of the finery of history, politics, and sex, Chen seems innocently naked. That sort of openness is the point of Together. Yet the film doesn't amount to an emotionally palpable experience.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2003
Underneath the exotic gloss, it's still the same old song MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer sold us in the 1940s.
Read More | Original Score: C
June 13, 2003
It's disappointing to watch a filmmaker as gifted as Chen put his talents into the service of a story as blatantly sentimental, stereotypical and unoriginal as Together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2003
To watch Chen Kaige's 'Together' is to see an interesting tale unfold beyond a pane of cracked and muddy glass.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 29, 2003
Save your money on the mediocre movie and buy the sublime music CD instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2003
In the end, a promising, exciting film has been rendered ordinary.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 26, 2003
It doesn't have very much to say, but doesn't offend in its inconsequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 29, 2003
It's shamelessly sentimental and hardly on a par with Chen's best work, but it does offer an interesting critique of China's evolving economy and newly minted consumer class, which appears to be as shallow and image obsessed as its Western counterpart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 31, 2003
Prodigy-as -confused-angel jobs like this and Good Will Hunting may make for uplifting fables, but they sure cheapen art in order to do it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2003
Torpid, syrupy melodrama.
June 6, 2003
Kaige's movie is in the long tradition of sentimental slop about musical dreamers.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 26, 2003
Like Shine minus the child abuse.
| Original Score: 5/10
June 27, 2003
If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 29, 2003
The performances are all terrific, but Together never jells as a compelling narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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