Farewell My Concubine

audience Reviews

, 93% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A stunning epic about the sacrifices required for great art and how failure and triumph are ultimately intertwined. Also this might be the definitive depiction of the horrors of the Chinese cultural revolution, with it all happening based entirely on personal recriminations and individual lust for power.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    this movie corectly tell us what is the ancient China history
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful story. Love it!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I loved the plot and it was a great movie to watch.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    simplesmente um dos filmes mais lindos que já vi. Adeus, minha concubina é capaz de te fazer ver diferentes lados de muitas coisas. Eu sempre tive uma imagem muito superficial sobre o cinema chinês, e ainda mais sobre as peças. Tudo é tão bem encaixado que é satisfatório, a transição da infância até a fase adulta, os sentimentos muito bem representados. É um filme muito emocionante e lindo de se ver.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Facinating and classic movie.Record and show the pathetic Chinese history from Qing dynasty to CCP period
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    A brutal film and released during a brief period of Chinese political opening for the cultural scene. The scope is vast and like the film To Live, it can't really do justice to the enormous events within Chinese society over the fifty or so years in question. There are some brilliant aspects to the film including the female lead who really stood out and owned her scenes. However, it does grow tired in places and Chinese opera is painful to listen to. Decent but not as good as other Chinese classics of the era in my opinion.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    All performers are great in particular for the leading actress, Gong Li portraying the most "Hot" mistress...she has an excellent character in this motion picture, Farewell My Concubine 1993... Nevertheless, singer-actor, Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing is also good within his inside feeling when...
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Despite three hours of screentime covering nearly 40 years to develop these characters, substantial scope with set design to match, and a willingness to portray the sordid history of Communist rule in China with an appropriately grim tone, Farewell My Concubine feels rather tame. The affection between Cheung's Douzi and Fengyi's Shitou just doesn't feel convincing enough to carry a film of this kind of ambition; when crises occur and betrayals take place, they seldom carry much in the way of weight (or consequences), robbing the audience of direct involvement. Instead, the film's plot comes off much more melodramatic than it should, becoming more of a checklist of 20th-century Chinese history told through a love triangle and catty dialogue than a deeply affecting drama, despite strong performances from the leads. Still, it remains ambitious and took genuinely daring leaps with both its incorporation of homosexuality into traditionally conservative Chinese society, and its gruesome depiction of the Cultural Revolution, and deserves credit for each. Plus, it does look pretty darn good. (3/5)