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out of 100
Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Fails to stir the emotions despite its heavily melodramatic drive.
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Yim's film is kneecapped by its soundtrack twice over.
It might have been a satisfying if not terribly original piece of historical melodrama, but its clumsiness turns it, against its best intentions, into half-baked operatic kitsch.
Can never rise above the melodrama of a past era, despite a splendid, impassioned portrayal by Willem Dafoe and an affecting one by Luo Yan.
It saves its clunkiest scene for the finale. No fair telling, but the key words are "political," "propaganda," "outdoors" and "orphans."
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