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Not Rated In Theaters 09/19/2008 , 83min.
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Washington Post
May leave you longing for a story to make you care. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Very little actually happens, since most of the time Mr. Shi sits alone in Yilan's empty apartment, wondering how to help her. But there's a gentle beauty in these long, anguished silences, and Wang and his actors make the most of it. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Modest but moving, a finely observed portrait of a father/daughter relationship that will resonate deeply for many viewers. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Rich in revealing detail and apt in its use of everyday Spokane settings, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers shows that Wang remains a master explorer of the landscape of the human heart. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
A spare, controlled study in communication gaps and a piercing sketch of suburban American loneliness. Full Review

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