Ghosts (2007)

Longtime documentary director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer) eschews the format with which filmgoers generally associate him to tell this affecting tale of Chinese émigrés looking to earn a… More

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Release Date: January 18, 2007
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Worth seeing, not just for its message, but also for the intriguing way it uses documentary tools to tell a true story.

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Kevin Kelly

Extremely compelling.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A strikingly well-made film, highlighting a serious issue in a powerfully resonant way.

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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

Veteran documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield makes an impressive leap to features with Ghosts.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Finely balanced and well-argued, this is a work, which like its protagonist Ai Qin, has a quiet strength.

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Matthew Turner

Powerful, superbly directed and frequently harrowing docu-drama with a strong performance by Ai Qin Lin.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It has its weak points as drama - some stilted acting, especially - but when the topic itself is so in need of exposure, much can be forgiven in favour of the film's social and political importance. And important it certainly is.

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Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

An extremely sincere depiction of the immigrant experience. Its core story isn't particularly better or worse than those of most other films about the immigrant experience, but it captures certain moments with gripping clarity.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

Broomfield has great visual style, exposing-Britain's ugliness and beauty at every turn.

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