Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. The movie not only indicts the country's embrace of capitalism by showing how low people will sink to make money, it also denigrates the agrarian class--once celebrated as heroic under Mao--by portraying its members as illiterate barbarians concerned only with continuing their family lines.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GalenF.
    Feb 26, 2009
    8
    Do not use my name, first or last. Utterly real. Hard to forget.
  2. MikeT
    Mar 13, 2008
    9
    An extremely well-made film, at once tense, invigorating, and deeply depressing.