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Wuyong (Useless) Reviews

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January 8, 2018
Zhangke eludes the genre's constraints to provide a revelatory documentary view of inner and outer life in contemporary China.
June 17, 2013
But whether in Ma Ke's placid environs or amidst the squall of the machines, Jia's almost constantly moving camera seems to bring an elegiac tranquility to everything it observes.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 4, 2007
Jia's empathetic close-ups -- thanks to Yu Lik Wai's masterful HD cinematography -- ground the film's portrait in individual experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 24, 2007
Useless is a shape-shifting work that overturns expectations at every turn and leaves behind an open-ended consideration of value -- of clothing, of human labor, of human life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 20, 2007
The love and craft that went into Jia's earlier films are also apparent in 'Useless,' but exactly what he is saying, is not.
September 10, 2007
A documentary that's no more than a string of images, Useless is pretty much that.
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