• Released
  • June 5, 2009
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The stories we hear in 24 City belong to its specific place, but they are universal.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The new film, shot in vivid hi-def video, is part documentary and part fiction based on interviews; it uses on-camera interviews with...
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90

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The actors in 24 City bring their own existential realities to their short, touching performances. In the end, the deep emotions they stir...
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Beautiful and challenging documentary.
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Jia Zhangke is one of the world's preeminent filmmakers, an essentially contemplative director whose considerable talent is further...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If this is an unusually sentimental outing for Jia, it’s also characteristically tinged with woe. He’s just added a touch of sweetness to...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The result is surprisingly engrossing -- even lively, due in part to brief musical numbers inserted amid the interviews.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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The only thing might have added variety and richness to the film would be the inclusion of more dialogues or interactions with more than...
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60

Variety

By Derek Elley
Result is far more accessible than Jia's previous two pictures, with moments of genuine emotion by the real-life interviewees.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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The director's most painfully slow movie yet.
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