Back to 1942 Reviews

  • Back to 1942
    • Genre : Drama, War
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 146 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : 33
    • Studio : China Lion Film Distribution
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • weighted down by an unwieldy structure and too many storylines and with a message aimed at appeasing Beijing rather than its audience, Back to 1942 is a flawed depiction of a historical tragedy
    2 of 4 by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star ]
  • the pic displays its budget but not its heart
    by Jay Weissberg [Variety ]
  • the film uses all the techniques familiar from other depictions of mass migration and suffering to try to bring the catastrophe down to a graspable scale, but it's not terribly effective at humanizing its characters
    by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times ]
  • sometimes stirring, but has trouble connecting emotionally
    by Deborah Young [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • highly uneven film excels at dramatic set pieces, but stumbles in the sections that link them together
    2 of 4 by James Spillane [Slant Magazine ]
  • Feng Xiaogang captures the epic scale of the exodus as well as the often-harrowing details, yet emotional connection proves more elusive
    by Sheri Linden [LA Times ]

Reader's Reviews

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