The World

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    The World's dull weave of frustrated romances and worker exploitation is far too obvious, and Jia can only relieve the tedium so many times.
  2. The World has a pokey pace, but it presents a uniquely powerful look at the new big kid in the global economy.
  3. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    50
    One of the oddest and surely the longest cinematic experiences you may ever encounter.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 26, 2010
    10
    Jia Zhangke's tale of an ensemble of characters working at a theme park in Beijing (supposedly meant to capture the entire world within itsJia Zhangke's tale of an ensemble of characters working at a theme park in Beijing (supposedly meant to capture the entire world within its walls) is rife with symbolism and cultural significance, but it works best as a beautiful and arresting drama. Definitely one of the best films to come out of China in the past 10 years by one of the most talented rising directors. Full Review »
  2. ZivS
    May 15, 2006
    9
    Behind the scenes look at the lives of 20-30 year olds in China all taking place inside a giant theme park. That was enough to get me to Behind the scenes look at the lives of 20-30 year olds in China all taking place inside a giant theme park. That was enough to get me to watch, and I'm glad I did. Full Review »