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  1. kokeshi's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Ispirato a "Ladri di Biciclette" di De Sica ne conserva tutto il neorealismo nel proporre un ritratto schietto della gioventù cinese e di un paese che non finirà mai di stupirci per le sue infinite contraddizioni

  2. Cependant's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Naïveté, injustice, obstination.

  3. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Doesn't quite flow too well, but ok story

  4. Sam Brewster's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    I like the simplicity of the story, but it's constantly in the shadow of (the far superior) Bicycle Thieves. There's too many annoying moments in the narrative where the main character doesn't explain a misunderstanding (which may well resolve a conflict). This draws out the already thin story, but, to the film's credit, it's executed with solid direction.

  5. Katherine Lo's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Get the story and it's cute, but got a bit repetitive as it drags on. A bit flat.

  6. Leor Hermon's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Great story about how one action can lead to a whole lot of mess.

  7. UnbrandedFilms's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Heavily story driven with little in the way of character depth and development. The marginal characters are really marginal and superfluous as they neither advance story nor character. It is nonetheless a very good effort.

  8. raggiodisole's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    suffered from lack of focus, but I suppose the general theme is 'isn't life in the city a bit mean?' Okay, but none of the main characters were particularly likeable

  9. innersmiff's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    A stubborn country boy and proud teenager fight over a bicycle. This set-up provides moments of sadness and poignancy but is dragged out for too long. Blows opportunity to make something meaningful out of this little opera.

  10. Superfrog's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Somewhat losing focus in parts, somehow not making its point clearly. Lots of side situational messages that are worth paying attention to though.

  11. Vincent Kavanagh's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    A really great portrayal of class differences. A rollercoaster of a story with actual social depth.

  12. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    What a bunch of delinquents, the characters feel very one-dimensional. In a way communicates passion. Determination. Survival instinct. But hard to connect with. Beijing bicycle symbol of freedom and independence. My heart goes to country boy Guei, the only one with any integrity.

  13. Alex Hall's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    A pleasant enough film, but put off by the irritating characters. However, this is possibly to reflect the Chinese mentality: stubbornness, too afraid/polite to stand up/speak out.

  14. anwoody's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    Recent period piece:Beijing at a cross-roads: bicycles still dominating the roads, labyrinthine hutongs and migrants struggling to make ends meet. The bicycle is both symbolic and also a very real tool of social empowerment. Obvious allusions to The Bicycle Thieves, but works very well decontextualised as a study of the struggles to survive, be accepted and reach self-realisation in a competitive and hostile world.

  15. javier quintero's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    It makes such a big effort in being a touching film at any cost just to get the inmediate emotional favor of the audience. "Beijing Bicycle" or "Bicycle of the seventeen years" can't go very deep and it finally remains only on what's visible from the iceberg of social/individual issues: the mere anecdote with no other contribution.

  16. Valerie Chiang's rating of the film Beijing Bicycle

    maybe it started off a little ordinary, but this movie was scattered with little surprises throughout that made it a worthwhile watch.