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The River

(1951)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 06/26/2005 , 99min.
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Variety
The three principal actors fit their roles like gloves, and the handsome camerawork (by Liao Peng-jung) is a major asset. There's no music, just natural sounds on the track. Except for a shot in which the microphone boom is clearly visible, the film is highly professional in every aspect. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Whether or not The River is, as some critics have claimed, Mr. Tsai's masterpiece, it is an excellent introduction to his oblique narrative style, his favored themes and his careful, lyrical visual sensibility. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
This atmospheric story unfolds through leisurely shots that invite us not just to watch the characters, but to live and breathe along with them. Full Review
David Stratton
Variety
The three principal actors fit their roles like gloves, and the handsome camerawork (by Liao Peng-jung) is a major asset. There's no music, just natural sounds on the track. Except for a shot in which the microphone boom is clearly visible, the film is highly professional in every aspect. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Uses loneliness and alienation as the primary emotional colors on a surprisingly expressive canvas. Full Review

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