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Wuyong (Useless) Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Top Critic
Derek Elley
September 10, 2007
A documentary that's no more than a string of images, Useless is pretty much that.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
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+
Kevin B. Lee
Slant Magazine
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
Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
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.
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