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  1. Erik F.'s rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  2. fahmi khoirussani's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    sial betul zhang yimou di film ini. bagaimana ia menyajikan keluarga sebagai sebuah ruang politik konstruksi peradaban feodal untuk melanjutkan tradisi penindasan hingga menjadi rahim bagi lahirnya arwah arwah penuh kebencian, benar-benar well

  3. Danny Mansfield's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Gorgeously shot, emotionally beautiful, and narratively tragic. Was captivated from beginning to end.

  4. Miguel Plante's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Symbolique, puissant, décrit bien la société chinoise d'antan et actuelle. Du bon cinéma.

  5. dionysus67's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Stunningly shot inquiry into women's plight in a hermetically closed patriarchal universe. Yimou ingeniously avoids close-up shots on the patriarch's face and thus de-individualizes male oppression. With a splendid Gong Li women's subordination is elegantly ritualized, yet this makes the surface equally hard to bear as appearances turn out to be deceptive. Impeccable also as a formal exercise this is a masterpiece!

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Somptueuse mise en scène d'une troublante austérité qui confirme tous les espoirs placés en Zhang Yimou et l'extrême sensualité de son interprète, l'irrésistible Gong Li... www.cinefiches.com

  7. Matthew Catanzano's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    It could have done without some sections but it is perfectly executed storytelling. It is dramatic, romantic, tragic, and horrifying in that order, pretty emotional film and a bit scary.

  8. Elena's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  9. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    I'm now terrified this gorgeous and subtle psychological drama will be remade into a terrible American blockbuster with Taylor Swift as one of the mistresses.  This isn't so much a film about the consequences of pitting women against one another, but a criticism of our dominant power structure and the tragedies — for the four mistresses and a maid — that, in retrospect, are inevitable for all who don't fall in line.

  10. xuxuxush's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    heavy-handed and ultimately uninteresting. The characters are hollow archetypes, and feudalistic China is an exotic, sensational caricature here. If the underlying sense is supposed to be of a modern China still suffocating under the weight of oppressive, patriarchal traditions, Zhang's repressed, monolithic aesthetic is itself the oppressive, hollow old order that should, and has been overthrown in Chinese cinema.

  11. 丹尼斯's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  12. Iulia Nov's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  13. smndvdcl's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Aesthetic cinematic artistry of the highest calibre even if the story is too deliberate in order to appeal to the heart as well as the mind.

  14. Kamran's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Literary values are made cinematic through Zhang's subtle narration and poetic cinematography. 91/100 - Amazing.

  15. paristexas's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  16. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Life-and-death struggle must've been inherent in Chinese households like this. Visually stunning. Pretty much every random still could be a great painting. Great minimalistic use of traditional music.

  17. SiIencio's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    This hypnotic facade, an intricate period illustration of aristrocatic grandeur, is compelling enough to be worth the ticket. Yimou exploits its surroundings with military precision visually defining the concept of a golden cage. But such a mastery does not reflect on the soul of the film. This fails to succeed as a feminist allegation, actions often lack purpose and coherence and a dense fog invades the house.

  18. ermete polpette's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  19. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  20. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    The creepy camera work makes us feel as if we are looking into a doll house filled with intrigues. Yet the tensions were either too modest or too stretched out to keep me interested during the entire run-time.

  21. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    Una mujer llega a un universo cerrado, dominado por reglas estrictas. Seducida por los privilegios del poder, tomará decisiones de peligrosas y mortales consecuencias. La fotografía de Zhao Fei es admirable y antológica. La abundancia de composiciones simétricas subraya la rigidez del microcosmos en el que viven los personajes. Una obra maestra de gran rigurosidad y perfección.

  22. tegarbudi's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

    "People are ghosts, ghosts are people."

  23. Vincent T's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

  24. L'immoralistee's rating of the film Raise the Red Lantern

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