Beauty Remains

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49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7

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  1. 75
    Chinese director Ann Hu follows-up her tepid 2000 debut "Shadow Magic" with another luscious historical drama that, thankfully, is a lot more interesting. The plot is no less melodramatic, but here melodramatics work along with the film's theme, not against it.
  2. 70
    Hu, a Chinese-American immigrant who made a mid-career switch from business to filmmaking, approaches these characters with genuine passion and compassion, and her evident talent shines through the timeworn material. Acting by all three principals is tremendous.
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  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 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 »