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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    There's nothing earth-shattering going on here, but it's a film you'll want to befriend.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Nathan Lee

    A gentle, pleasantly unrushed piece of moviemaking. There’s a tonic simplicity to how it gets the job done, and if the film comes off as fairly conventional stuff, it nevertheless succeeds on its own modest, middlebrow terms.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Modest but moving, a finely observed portrait of a father/daughter relationship that will resonate deeply for many viewers.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Rich in revealing detail and apt in its use of everyday Spokane settings, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers shows that Wang remains a master explorer of the landscape of the human heart.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A spare, controlled study in communication gaps and a piercing sketch of suburban American loneliness.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In observing the reality of this relationship, Wang contemplates the "generation gap" in modern societies all over the world. His film quietly, carefully, movingly observes how these two people of the same blood will never be able to understand each other, and the younger one won't even care to.

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