• Released
  • September 14, 1999
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
  • 2 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man (Quanxin Pu) returns home, believing his father (Zhu Xu) to be dead.

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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Comes as close to perfect as any movie I've seen lately.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Superbly acted, cleverly written, sensitively directed.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Without ever dipping into indignity among wet, half-naked men, Shower sparkles with joy.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Intimate, deeply affecting family drama.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The beauties of Shower lie in its human observation, in its funny interplay, candor, lusty acting and hearty simplicity - and also in its...
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Yang turns this heartwarmer into a feat of delicate magic.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Told in a leisurely though concise 92 minutes, Shower is a purifying and refreshing spray of hope that family and lifestyle differences can...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
You won't see a more humane and delicately moving riff this year on the theme of getting clean.
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59

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Shower isn't a bad movie -- just a baneful sign of things to come.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sentiment, the kind bordering on schmaltz and easy tears, is found in Shower, a well-meaning generational drama.
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Rated PG-13 | For Language and Nudity