A Brighter Summer Day
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Set in Taiwan during the year 1960, a talented but self-centered student refuses to compromise his moral standards with anyone -- teachers, friends, parents or girlfriend.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of those movies that, by slow accretion of detail and bold dramatic vision, disclose the structure and feeling of an entire world."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Yang's film doesn't waste a single second of its four hours, and taken as a whole, reveals a beautiful, intricate, masterful tapestry that is as accomplished in its grand, quiet way as is The Godfather trilogy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Masterly done four-hour loosely based autobiographical film of the late Taiwan filmmaker Edward Yang."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A Brighter Summer Day is itself in color, but it may as well be monochrome."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Magnificent achievement by the late Edward Yang pushes him even higher in the pantheon of great directors."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A Brighter Summer Day stands as a massive achievement, perhaps the greatest in all of modern Taiwanese cinema."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
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