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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is energized by the naturalness of its characters and the way in which it plays a game of mixed signals and double illusions. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This Asian-flavored Hitchcock is a complicated tale with no easy answers. show more

  • 89
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Suzhou River might be more pulpy than profound, but it still sings its old song better than we've heard in years. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This offbeat Chinese production is at once an innovative art film, a traditional suspense yarn, and a moody voyage through Shanghai's gritty back roads. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Deliciously confusing. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This intriguing film is the best variation on "Vertigo" since Brian DePalma's far more polished "Obsession" (1976), which ranks with the best Hitchcock knockoffs of all time. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A little too derivative of much better movies to succeed on its own. However, in the context of recent Chinese movies, it's a pretty amazing piece of work. show more

  • 83
    Kim Morgan Portland Oregonian

    Seems deeply influenced by American film noir, the Western fairy tale (in this case, mermaids) and the works of Alfred Hitchcock in particular. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Casts a dreamy romantic spell that lingers pleasantly in the mind for a long time after experiencing it. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Has more atmosphere than it does coherence; it's a series of floating tricks and gambits in search of a resolution. Even so, Ye's ''Vertigo'' fever is contagious. show more

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