Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

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Released 2006

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Director:
Yimou Zhang
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG
An aging Japanese fisherman makes a heartfelt pilgrimage to rural China on behalf of his dying son and discovers the true meaning of kindness.

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  • 70

    The New York Times

    A little uncanny (has it been digitally manipulated?) and a whole lot clichéd, the tableau speaks of melancholy graced by a pale sliver of hope. You'd roll your eyes if they weren...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Unlikely to be ranked as one of Zhang's greatest accomplishments but is clearly the work of a major filmmaker. It is best seen as a heartfelt tribute to Takakura, as heroic and end...

  • 70

    Variety

    A simple, low-budget, contempo dramedy -- with plenty of clever plot reversals.

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