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  • Summary: A young American woman (Kellner) and her Chinese and American friends seek adventure and romance in China.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    A winning look at cross-cultural romance.
  2. 50
    Relying on rote culture-clash pratfalls, Gilfillan belabors the symmetries.
  3. For all its demureness, Restless captures some of the excitement of youthful romance in which the partners aren't just separate individuals but the products of divergent cultures.
  4. 50
    This intermittently charming look at East-meets-West culture shock in contemporary Beijing seriously overreaches its grasp.
  5. Would that the film were as interesting as the setting.
  6. Boasts exceptionally attractive locations, but its painfully amateurish plotting, dialogue and acting -- combined with slack pacing -- make this Beijing-set indie romance something of a trial.
  7. 20
    Writer and director Gilfillan has an estimable biography, having studied at the Beijing Film Academy and worked as an assistant to John Woo, but there's nothing in her prosaic feature debut that suggests this means a thing.

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