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April 05, 2012
The critics must be smoking something this was worse film I have ever seen. Kept waiting for something to draw me into the movie but it never happend.
May 22, 2008
I felt Iike I was at an elegant black tie cocktail party of pseudo artistic or pseudo-intellectuals where no one would acknowledge the existence of an overwhelming odor of passed gas in the room; just awful and pretentious---the kid was cute.
May 22, 2008
One of the worst movies i have ever seen. There was no development of any characters. no story. An absolute waste of time. It is kind of like buying fruit. you never know if it is good
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Because it's one of the most beautiful films ever. Because it's a work of art on the order of a poem by Yeats or a painting by Rothko. Full Review
It's both happy and sad. That's exactly the way to describe Hou's marvelous film as well. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
The camera is so unobtrusive and the acting so naturalistic that it takes a while for a narrative to emerge. When it finally does, you're surprised to find you're deeply invested in the characters. Full Review
New York Daily News
Hou intends to celebrate the classic 1956 children's film "The Red Balloon," and he has done a beautiful job. In fact, he may well have created a future classic of his own. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
What Mr. Hou has done is borrow power and some gentle intimations of a state of grace from one of the most enchanting images in movie history. Full Review