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100
Together is a likely candidate to become that one foreign-language film that jumps out of the art houses each year to become a mainstream phenomenon.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
A movie with the nerve to end with melodramatic sentiment--and get away with it, because it means it. Expect lots of damp eyes in the audience.
88
Chicago Tribune
It's hard to watch and listen to Together without, in some sense, having your heart lifted by its music.
75
Entertainment Weekly
To contextualize the story's lack of subtlety, it helps to see these casting choices as ongoing penance for the time when, as a boy, Chen denounced his own father to the Red Guard.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Together's mix of classical gems and composer Zhao Lin's plaintive score is stirring, soaring stuff.
70
Wall Street Journal
Pays off in surprising ways, when love of music, and fame, plays second fiddle to love of family.
63
The film doesn't amount to an emotionally palpable experience. Most of the stops it attempts to pull out are rusty. The movie ends with a gigantic lump in its throat, one that would take a tall glass of Barbara Stanwyck to wash down.
63
Miami Herald
A high tolerance for syrupy melodrama is required in order to enjoy Together.
63
Premiere
It may be a crowd-pleasing escapism, but it's that feel-good shmaltz that ultimately plays the film off-key.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you.
50
The performances are all terrific, but Together never jells as a compelling narrative.

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