Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 38
    So beautifully filmed (as if through a gauze curtain), it is especially sad that the script doesn't measure up.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    30
    The film plays like the work of a fifth-generation Chinese hack faking a lavish Hollywood saga on an indie budget: It's all soft focuses, sax flourishes, and silky slo-mos.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JohnN.
    Sep 18, 2007
    8
    In 1949 China, the communist army is advancing. In Qing Dao, 15 years after being abandoned, a poor, illegitimate schoolgirl is pressured by her spoiled older half-sister to help her collect the inheritance after their wealthy father dies. A casino owner-boxing promoter pursues them. Desire, passion, greed and the dilemma of holding on or letting go. Sets, costumes and hairstyles recreate the era beautifully. Directed by Ann Hu. Zhou Xun is excellent. Full Review »