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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Reviews

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Overview


Genre :

Drama, History

Release Date :

July 15, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Wayne Wang

Starring :

Gianna Jun, Li Bingbing, Archie Kao, Russell Wong, Hugh Jackman, Vivian Wu, Jennifer Lim, Christina Y. Jun

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..the lesson of the lovely-looking, but disappointing..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D+

“..sadly, rather than melding the best of two worlds, the film only takes the worst of their soap operas..”
by Keith Staskiewicz [Entertainment Weekly]
0.5 of 4

“..offers us microwaved melodrama and tasteless, tear-jerking, artificially flavored suffering..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..as the parallel friendships evolve over time, both push and pull between platonic and erotic; it's to the film's credit that it never definitively suggests that love can only be one or the other..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]

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