The Road Home Synopsis
Flashbacks reveal the non-traditional courtship and marriage of a couple in 1950s China.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A great love story and a deeply moving celebration of simple lives.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The result is an enchanting story of love from an idealized past that endures in the mundane present.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
The Road Home takes a path few movies choose to travel these days, but it's a very affecting journey.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
It's the rare film that trusts both its audience's intelligence and its emotions.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is a gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds, both natural and bureaucratic, in which the past...
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The director finds poetry in the face of his lead actress, whose performance is as luminous and moving as the film itself.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
With so many cynical Hollywood romances cluttering theaters, Zhang Yimou's unabashed simplicity is most welcome.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
As luminous as the star presence at its center. It's at once a touching teacher movie and an even more touching love story.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's a sweet tale, but the movie's real subject is Zhang, the camera's muse that the lens adores.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's a simple story, reminiscent of the Iranian film "The Wind Will Carry Us."
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heartwarming zhang ziyi

By stevechn
Zhang ziyi in her debut film brings to life a beautiful lovestory in the china countryside. The story demonstrates the meaning of the word courtship & lasting love....

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