Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Sep 12, 2012
    88
    There's a universal story here about immigrant parents and children, and how American culture can swamp family traditions, and make parents and children culturally unrecognizable to one another.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 12, 2012
    50
    A documentary -- based in part on Jian Ping's autobiographical book of the same name -- whose poignancy is lessened by its awkward formal devices.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 5, 2012
    50
    In the film based on her memoir Mulberry Child, Jian Ping speaks of her family's ordeal during the Cultural Revolution with searing detail and not an ounce of sentimentality. The same can't be said of director Susan Morgan Cooper's heavy-handed approach to the material.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Sep 12, 2012
    40
    The film's subject matter is epochal, its delivery less so.

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