A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

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Released 1991

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A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Movie Summary

Director:
Edward Yang
Released:
1991
Rating:
Not rated

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Slant Magazine

    It's in his generous, objective use of long shots and spare but startling close-ups that we see once again the influence of Robert Altman in Yang's aesthetic and the struggle of th...

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It is a crowded, complex crime story that is also a tale of sexual awakening and an understated exercise in kitchen-sink realism. In short - or rather at mesmerizing, necessary len...

  • 80

    The Guardian Jordan Hoffman

    What makes this such a striking film is how the larger scope works perfectly in tandem with the very specific time and setting.

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