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Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu tries to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife's memory. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    May 24, 2014
    80
    Heartbreaking in its depiction of ordinary lives affected by political upheaval, this ode to the fundamental values that survive even under such dire circumstances has an epic gravity that recalls another great historical romance, “Doctor Zhivago.”
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    May 24, 2014
    67
    While tears will be jerked, heartstrings plucked and throats enlumpened, it has to go down as a disappointment in the director’s catalogue.
  3. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    May 24, 2014
    60
    A sweet yet suspect romantic drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Kerr
    May 24, 2014
    40
    Coming Home sinks into a conventional tragic romance rut that not even engaging performances by Gong and Chen can save.