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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Michael
    Jun 10, 2005
    10
    Exceptional. good pacing, good dialog, beautiful scenery, and of course, the point: deep relationships.
  2. GaryK.
    Oct 24, 2004
    10
    I thought this was one of the best films I've seen all year. Despite the lack of car chases and shootouts, it held our attention and even had a seen where people in the audience gasped out loud in a way they don't for action movies.
  3. WilliamD.
    Oct 24, 2004
    10
    One of the best films of the year.
  4. DonaldW.
    Nov 25, 2004
    6
    Beautiful, but as slow as the mail delivery apparently is in China. Absolutely the worst subtitles I've suffered through in a long time: flashed very quickly, so fast you often can't read them and white on light backgrounds so they are illegible at times.
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62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dreamy and deliberate.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Too slim to make much impression outside fests, this nevertheless reps another solid outing by former art director Huo Jianqi.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    40
    The notion that every generation is fundamentally the same gets hammered home so relentlessly that it becomes suffocating, despite all the fresh air.