Reviews: Coming Home (2015)

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  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …a simple and sad story of a family torn apart by Mao Zedong’s Communist movement…The film’s final image is a testament to marital love and devotion.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Zhang Yimou returns to his more humble, socially conscious roots, reuniting with former muse Gong Li for an earnest, if rather underwhelming, adaptation of Yan Geiling’s The Criminal Lu Yanshi. While the historical significance of the story will resonate strongly with domestic audiences, too little context is given for its impact to travel into international markets, despite strong performances and big name appeal.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
  • [New – 11/5/15] | Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: In structure and style it’s melodrama, reminiscent of emotional Douglas Sirk extravaganzas like Magnificent Obsession, with Gong in a role you can easily imagine Bette Davis doing in the ‘30s.
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Audiences familiar with master filmmaker Zhang Yimou for his opulent martial arts-themed films, such as “Hero” (with Jet Li), “House of Flying Daggers,” or the hilarious “A Woman, A Gun and a Noodle Shop,” should adjust their expectations to take in Yimou’s current masterpiece of minimalist storytelling, “Coming Home.”
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub