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      The Golden Era

      Released Oct 17, 2014 2h 58m Drama Biography History List
      60% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 60% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Personal accounts and writings pepper an account of the life of progressive female novelist Xiao Hong (Tang Wei) in 1930s China. Read More Read Less

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      Emily Condon Minneapolis Star Tribune Sadly, the tale doesn't always keep pace with the ethereal aesthetic. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 9, 2015 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker Hui captures the romantic aura of Xiao's freethinking audacity and artistic vocation in poised, painterly shots that seem less like sites of action than like elusive memories. Feb 16, 2015 Full Review Jessica Kiang The Playlist Sadly "The Golden Era" is opportunity squandered . It may play very well in China, but what does it serve the rest of us to experience this fascinating woman's life rendered as little more than slow-moving historical soap opera? Rated: C- Oct 25, 2014 Full Review Andrew Heskins Tang Wei stars in Ann Hui's epic biopic of one of China's most celebrated 20th Century writers, Xiao Hong... Rated: 4/5 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Nicholas Bell With intricate deliberation, Hong's life is examined, displayed, and considered in The Golden Life, but she somehow never really registers as an active part of it. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 6, 2019 Full Review James Verniere Boston Herald A Chinese Dr. Zhivago. Eye opening biopic fills a gap in 20th century literary history. Rated: B plus Oct 17, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Adoro biografias, principalmente com mulheres fortes e talentosas, que luta contra as adversidades e se superam a cada dia, Admirável Xiao Hong, apesar de não parecer um tanto confusa, ausência cronológica, pouco detalhada, a narração dos outros personagens ajuda, mas não suficiente muitas perguntas sem respostas, como ela conseguia seu sustento, fica implícito, mas não explícito... Apesar de ser números textos e obras que deixou de legado, muitos de caráter intimistas, senti que não conseguiu captar a essência da protagonista, não consigo compreendê-la, parecia meio que sem propósito, faltou algo, sentimento... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Unnecessarily overlong, with a very obscure characters writing (even for the core protagonist Xiao Hong!) & building-up. I particularly dislike the narrative of how the characters' directly talking to the camera. This isn't ? House of Cards ?! Couldn't they just figure something out on the screenplay to properly tell the story instead??! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Unlike it's title, the movie for sure doesn't live up to it's title's expectations. The slow paced biography about one of China's most famous female novelist does not manage to shine brightly given it harps to much on her love life rather than showcasing her talent and inspiration. While Ann failed in showcasing Xiao Hong's career or rather talent, the visual and the cinematography is beautiful ecstatically. however the sloppy cuts and the constant back and forth era jumping as if we are teleported randomly into the writers life is uncalled for. This definitely is not one of Ann Hui's golden era. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a biography about a female writer in the 1930s. Maybe it's China and back in those days. To me this is just a sad story of those times and how people live in poverty and prefer to have a life of an artist and nothing special! But it is beautifully acted. Other than that , her story isn't very exciting! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This lady is a b**ch..... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A-(90%) movie. Blue-ray Disc. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Personal accounts and writings pepper an account of the life of progressive female novelist Xiao Hong (Tang Wei) in 1930s China.
      Ann Hui
      Qin Hong
      Li Qiang
      China Lion Film Distribution
      Drama, Biography, History
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 17, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 58m