Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The total effect is mesmerizing, an eye-opening tour of modern Beijing culture in a journey of rebellion, retreat into oblivion and return.
  2. Beautifully made, deeply upsetting drama.
  3. Daring and beautifully made, Zhang Yang's Quitting plays like a Chinese "Rebel Without a Cause."
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PatC.
    Feb 6, 2007
    9
    A movie devoid of imaginative devices, but otherwise fully formed. A fine story, applicable in all cultures, of a youth asserting his own A movie devoid of imaginative devices, but otherwise fully formed. A fine story, applicable in all cultures, of a youth asserting his own devices, but finding they can't improve on a sense of responsibility to his family. Full Review »
  2. RianneM.
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    This is such a beautiful movie, the music, the drama.