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The Great Buddha+

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89% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 86% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A night watchman and his buddy uncover some unsavory video of his politically well-connected but overly amorous boss. Read More Read Less

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Michael Rechtshaffen Los Angeles Times As savagely satirical as it is gorgeously surreal, "The Great Buddha+" is something else again - an outrageous, poignant punk Taiwanese black comedy marking the feature arrival of fresh filmmaking talent Huang Hsin-Yao. Nov 29, 2018 Full Review Simon Abrams Which may sound good, but 'The Great Buddha+' is one of those movies that's much more rewarding to think about than it is to watch. Rated: 2/4 Nov 23, 2018 Full Review John DeFore Hollywood Reporter Most importantly, the pic gets laughs out of the class system without being glib about its cruelties. The gulf between rich and poor clearly matters to Huang, who poignantly shows how poverty robs even the dead of dignity. Jul 5, 2018 Full Review Andrew Heskins Huang Hsin-yao's wry social comedy and Golden Horse multi-award-winner... Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 23, 2020 Full Review Anthony Kao Cinema Escapist Gripping, funny, and socially relevant-The Great Buddha+ is worth a watch if you have any interest in Taiwanese society or cinema. Aug 14, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's an awkwardly funny and bleak black comedy on unbridled voyeurism that reflects cynically on the human condition. Rated: B+ Jan 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member born in tw and moved to USA when i was young, always thought what would have happen to me, my family, friends... this movie has that independent ,offbeat, more real than hollywood, feel of a taiwan i think i remember... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review 葆 葆 The beauty of Taiwan but presented from an achingly and very rare Bohemian Taiwanese viewpoint. Hints of Lynch, but the dreams are in the pictures not the action. A masterpiece! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely worth watching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The depressing black and white images of the poor and the colorful world of the rich. Despair and loneliness, it is difficult to summon up the courage to look back. Think of the original "Manchester by the sea" feeling, but it is very different.After all, the latter is the pain of happiness breakdown, and "Buddha" is born to set the hopeless. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member #MovieReview 2,5 ?? Em Taiwan, vigia de fábrica de estátuas de Buda assiste vídeos do carro do chefe com um amigo gari, até encontrar algo relacionado às amantes do chefe. Narrativa curiosa, com intervenções do diretor na estória em branco e preto. Bem..não me convenceu... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member We had the pleasure of seeing this at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2018, with the writer/director present and offering a Q&A after the screening. The film reminded me of some others, in a good way: "Clerks," not just due to it being primarily in black and white, but also for giving a glimpse into the mundanity and daily tribulations of people in unglamorous jobs/ positions in life, who "make things work" without much recognition from those of us privileged enough to not have to pay attention; but where "Clerks" was original at the time of its release, it may not have aged contrast, we think "The Great Buddha+" may have a bit more to offer the world in the long term... "Amelie," for its slight sadness, quirky minor characters, vague sense of nostalgia and the surreal, use of musical themes and periodic narration; however, "The Great Buddha +" is definitely darker, in spite of its well-placed humor. I think Hsin-yao Huang is a person with more to say, and I look forward to finding out what that might be in the future, if his films' release is broad enough so that I will have the opportunity. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A night watchman and his buddy uncover some unsavory video of his politically well-connected but overly amorous boss.
Huang Hsin-Yao
Chung Mong-Hong, Yeh Jufeng
Huang Hsin-Yao
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 15, 2018
1h 44m
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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