Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A beautiful and genuinely spirit-lifting film about poverty and education.
  2. It's an uplifting movie about the rewards of perseverance and community.
  3. Has a slow-burning emotional power.
  4. 91
    If it touches up against the syrupy at a very few moments, it's nevertheless consistently clear-eyed and convincing.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    The film is exhausting, not the bad side of the word, he is strong and causes the viewer to anxiety and despair, and in the end, you feel. Wei is a heroine of the real world. Full Review »