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  • Summary: Xiao Mei used to live with her grandparents up in the mountains. When she later moves to the city to live with her parents, she finds the place cold and distant as compared to the village she once lived in. She longs for a simple and carefree life, and the experience of lying down on a fieldXiao Mei used to live with her grandparents up in the mountains. When she later moves to the city to live with her parents, she finds the place cold and distant as compared to the village she once lived in. She longs for a simple and carefree life, and the experience of lying down on a field at night and looking up to the starry night above. (China Lion) Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jul 5, 2012
    90
    Crammed with color and imagination, every one of Jake Pollock's gorgeously photographed images feels timelessly suspended between innocence and awareness.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 5, 2012
    80
    All the popcorn movies you're planning to see will still be at the multiplex if you wait another week. This shimmering beauty will be gone in a flash. Catch it while you can.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Jul 2, 2012
    75
    A modestly charming bit of whimsy that hopes to speak to anyone who experienced a sense of emotional injustice during their formative years.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 14, 2012
    60
    The cumulative effect is more that of a handsomely crafted museum piece than a moving, emotional journey.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 5, 2012
    60
    Lin fills in the gaps with some handsome CG-fantasy sequences and a rather obvious central metaphor involving a missing puzzle piece, but he can't make up for the fact that the film wants to say more about the fragility of childhood than it's capable of communicating through its characters and their delicate, perpetually uncertain situations.
  6. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Sep 14, 2012
    50
    Though rife with clichés, Starry Starry Night has just enough nostalgic melancholy and quiet whimsy to make its coming-of-age narrative and elegy to childhood emotionally and visually compelling.
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