• Released
  • August 1, 2002
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Zhou Yu's Train Synopsis
A woman has a passionate affair with a poet. Based on a novella by Bei Cun.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
An intriguing brain-teaser.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Breathtakingly filmed (lots of slow-motion) by Wang Yu, but then it would be difficult to go wrong when your star is one of the world's most...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Lyrical, dreamy and too complicated for its own good.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie follows convoluted narrative tracks. By the end of the drowsy journey, the characters are indistinguishable from the scenery.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
These are not the marks of true cinema; they're the makings of a droopy karaoke video.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Sadly, the combination of gauzy photography and cheesy music gives the film the aura of a fragrance commercial.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tells a pointlessly convoluted version of a love story that would really be very simple, if anyone in the movie possessed common sense.
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50

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Beautiful to look at but aimless as a broken compass.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

It's an unusual idea but fails -- Sun spends so much time on the mood and atmosphere that he forgets about the story.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A ticket to this movie is a season's pass on that train - and you must complete every ride.
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