(1999)

Critic Reviews

71

Metascore

Based on 25 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Tribune
A great love story and a deeply moving celebration of simple lives.
90
Wall Street Journal
The result is an enchanting story of love from an idealized past that endures in the mundane present.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Road Home takes a path few movies choose to travel these days, but it's a very affecting journey.
88
Baltimore Sun
It's the rare film that trusts both its audience's intelligence and its emotions.
83
Entertainment Weekly
This is a gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds, both natural and bureaucratic, in which the past represents enduring family values and customs.
80
Rolling Stone
The director finds poetry in the face of his lead actress, whose performance is as luminous and moving as the film itself.
75
It's a simple story, reminiscent of the Iranian film "The Wind Will Carry Us."
75
It's a sweet tale, but the movie's real subject is Zhang, the camera's muse that the lens adores.
75
New York Daily News
With so many cynical Hollywood romances cluttering theaters, Zhang Yimou's unabashed simplicity is most welcome.
75
Christian Science Monitor
Has a graceful simplicity that many will find hard to resist.
75
New York Post
The lyrical The Road Home is less political and less flashy than some previous films by Zhang Yimou.

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