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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Henrique Barbosa Justini's rating of the film Pickpocket

    a liberdade parece algo, assim como o amor que brota da acompanhante, impossível de alcançar. o cinema de jia é sobre vultos que oprimem o ser em desejo (a aliança) e desprezo (como na última cena em que xiao é humilhado em público). um país formado por pessoas dispersas. televisão como árbitra-final que julga as pessoas, enquanto dá as notícias relevantes e divulga fofoca sobre casamentos.

  2. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Pickpocket

    Not the Bresson one, but the gritty Chinese one about a lonely thief who falls for a hooker during the rapid industrialization of china. China’s internationally successful films tend to mirror Hollywood in its lush production values. But Pickpocket is a rough-looking, cinephile dream that focuses on a changing poverty stricken China blurring the lines between reality and fiction.

  3. El Biffo's rating of the film Pickpocket

    3.5 This reminded me so much of The Plot Against Harry, except it is Chinese instead of Jewish and not nearly as funny.

  4. Marc St-Cyr (Death cinéphilia)'s rating of the film Pickpocket

    Holiday break # 1: '' The entire film is interpreted by non-professional actors '' The final scene is documentary degrés zéro.

  5. ermete polpette's rating of the film Pickpocket

  6. nejurgi's rating of the film Pickpocket

  7. mikong's rating of the film Pickpocket

    this is a perversion that we should all succumb to. jia zhangke is a technical god

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Pickpocket

    film documentaire sur la chine ! **2015

  9. Kifah Foutah's rating of the film Pickpocket

    Anyone know where I can find this one? I have seen all of his movies but this and 24 city.

  10. Maicol Andrés Ordoñez's rating of the film Pickpocket

    You used to be able to see Xiao Wu on this site for free. I don't know what happened.

  11. Daniel Kasman's rating of the film Pickpocket

    Jia Zhangke is on fire now, but it is great to see his work back when he was making films in the Chinese underground, unsanctioned by the government. The actor who plays the lead in this has showed up in most of the director's films afterwards, I just saw him in STILL LIFE.

  12. BLEIBTREU's rating of the film Pickpocket

    The final scene is absolute payoff. You can see how the director was heavily influenced by European new wave directors. But his content, his writing, his picture is totally his own. Only remnants of what is seen in this film can still be witnessed in China today - merely 20 years later. Watch this for an eerily candid view of China before it became the powerhouse as we know it today.

  13. Alma de-a valma's rating of the film Pickpocket

    the cultural and social disaster of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

  14. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Pickpocket

    A series of events in the day to day life of a petty criminal.Yes,he is self absorbed,but there are scenes about keeping one's dignity while trying to survive.Especially,when friends reject him and he is unable to do anything about it.

  15. simonadp's rating of the film Pickpocket

    what i find extraordinary about jia zhangke's cinema is the ability to tell small, provincial stories of characters that happen to be, despite themselves, in the middle of momentous changes in the history and culture of China: the lack of identity, the sense of loss, the cultural displacement with western models and, above all, the violence, the disregard of a political system only able to exploit its own people.

  16. Mary Anne Magajes's rating of the film Pickpocket


  17. Thorsten's rating of the film Pickpocket

    My second Jia Zhangke. Similar slow style as in Still Life and a similar passive main character. Found it a bit longish, but that did not bother because there are some extraordinary beautifully shot sequences, for example the one in the karaoke bar with his love interest. Also I really missed the magical stuff from the later films (the rocketship in Still Life). This one here is a more strict neo-realism.