• Released
  • September 21, 2007
  • Drama
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Beauty Remains Synopsis
Two women must overcome the male dominance in their lives or lose everything.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Chinese director Ann Hu follows-up her tepid 2000 debut "Shadow Magic" with another luscious historical drama that, thankfully, is a lot...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Hu, a Chinese-American immigrant who made a mid-career switch from business to filmmaking, approaches these characters with genuine passion...
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60

The New York Times

The story seems to be occurring in a China of the imagination, an airless place at once sensually ripe and icily formal. Like “Far From...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If aesthetics are a prime factor in your movie choices, you may get something out of Ann Hu's overwrought, but beautifully atmospheric,...
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40

Variety

By Robert Koehler
An unappealing, stiff melodrama.
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38

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
So beautifully filmed (as if through a gauze curtain), it is especially sad that the script doesn't measure up.
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30

Village Voice

The film plays like the work of a fifth-generation Chinese hack faking a lavish Hollywood saga on an indie budget: It's all soft focuses,...
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