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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film’s attempt at blending humor, poignancy and melodrama results in an awkward mish-mosh. But it has heart to spare, and the performances by the multi-generational ensemble are very effective, with particularly moving work by the veterans in the cast. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    Some stories drag while others have zing in this anthology; binding them is a compelling sense of cultural identity — the tension between tradition and free-market modernity. show more

  • 60
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    While there’s no great originality on display here, Beijing Love Story handles its full range of stylistic and tonal gambits with impressive assurance. A strong performance or a well-placed sober moment always brings things back to terra firma whenever they turn a bit over-the-top. show more

  • 40
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    There’s a little effort to give each story its own tempo and style; you notice bits and pieces plucked from other movies or TV shows. show more

  • 30
    Michael Nordine Village Voice

    So far removed from any original signal — there are several direct references to Titanic, so it's timely, too — this nuance-free affair registers as little more than noise. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins Washington Post

    The movie wavers in tone, occasionally lurching into supernatural fantasy, and withholds information in a manner that’s more annoying than tantalizing. show more

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