The World

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. 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 watch, and I'm glad I did.
  2. 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 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.

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 80
    If a movie can be stark and rapturous at the same time, this is that movie.
  2. It's a splendid microcosm of contemporary China's aspirations and shortcomings.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    While the film feels overlong at two hours 20 minutes, there's a seductive stillness to its enveloping mood.