Ping Guo (Lost in Beijing)
Ping Guo (Lost in Beijing) (2008)

Mainland writer/director Li Yu teams with producer and screenwriter Fang Li for this tale of money and love in the Chinese capitol. Lin Dong (Tony Leung Kar-fai) is a resourceful entrepreneur from the southern province of Guangdong who has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Begins with a wild coincidence and goes rapidly downhill from there, becoming one of the most unintentionally hilarious tragedies in quite some time.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Too serious for comedy and too improbable to achieve much impact as social melodrama, it works best as a showcase for its actors, all of whom bring more depth to the material than it achieves on its own.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A monotonous sordid melodrama.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The film benefits from solid performances by its four stars, but it is overly didactic and drawn-out as its comic tone grows darker and darker.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The sex is sufficient (if you care), the acting is good, and the shots of Beijing's streets and highways are interesting. But the story is contrived.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Li cements her status as a Chinese director to watch.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Though the film's emotional tone is blurry -- toward the end it swerves away from farce and back toward anguish - its social criticism could hardly be more clear.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

When a rapist (Tony Leung) is the second-most sympathetic character in a story about greed, duplicity and adultery among four people, it needs a more forgiving audience than me.

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Prairie Miller

Lost In Beijing is most noted for several thumb-nosing gratuitous sex scenes that got the movie reprimanded by the censors back home.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
A study in contrasts that plays out in the modern city of Beijing. Two disparate couples are joined together in an intricate ballet of deception, betrayal,… More
alan jay
Excellent drama about a silce of life in modern day Beijing..excellent acting especaily by Tony Leung Ka Fai and Bingbing. All four central characters put… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Lost in Beijing," Liu Pingguo(Bingbing Fan) works in a foot massage parlor where her friend Xiao Mei(Meihuizi Zeng) is fired… More
Anthony Valletta
After two graphic sexual encounters, the film settles into a interesting character piece, well directed and excellently acted. My problem was most of the… More