Together (He ni zai yi qi)
Together (He ni zai yi qi) (2003)

Chen Kaige's first Chinese film since the poorly received, Hollywood-produced Killing Me Softly is based on a true story of an adolescent violin prodigy coming of age in Beijing. Raised in a small town, Xiao Chun (Tang Yun) is brought… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though melodramatic at times, Together is heartwarming and well-acted.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

It's a touching film in which the actors, including director Chen Kaige in the role of Prof. Yu, deliver heart-touching performances.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's undeniably a melodrama, but there's enough real emotion lurking beneath the manipulative tear jerking to make the movie a worthwhile and occasionally genuinely moving experience.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Never wavers from its serviceably warm and fuzzy path.

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Globe and Mail

If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Beautiful, touching and shamelessly manipulative weeper.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a small-scale movie set in modern Beijing that comes right up to the brink of mawkishness and is saved only by some residual inscrutability in the narrative.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]here's really everything to recommend in here; beautifully directed, wonderfully acted and it's just a great looking film.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

[Liu's] dreams may not be as vast or grandiose (or bloody) as other Chen characters, but they are immense, and immensely endearing, just the same.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This film has wonderful music in it, and a pretty good story. The acting is solid and the cinematography is excellent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Another masterpiece from one of Asian cinema's best filmmakers. Beautiful, touching, and boasting memorable and real characters.
Saskia D.
I have to admit: I didn't see the first 20 minutes, but it grabbed me immediately. It's about the love between a father and a son. The father wants to… More
Bruce Bruce
Outstanding Film, All Subtitles, But this didn't take away from the movie, Very Intense, A Must See.