Soul on a String
Soul on a String (2017)

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha's handprint. His journey turns… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maggie Lee
Variety

Chinese director Zhang Yang eschews the thrill of propulsive duels for a discursive allegorical approach, serving up picturesque visuals, highland-dry humor, and karmic plot twists.

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Steven Neish
HeyUGuys

A thoughtful and philosophical adventure feature with a surprising sardonic streak.

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Lauren Terry
Willamette Week

Striking widescreen shots of ochre deserts and verdant landscapes help blend the lines between magic realism and classic man-on-the-run format, if you have patience for the two-and-a-half-hour viewing to take it in.

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David D'Arcy
Screen International

Those who find their way to it will see breathtaking surroundings that shape the film's drama.

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Michael Jaconelli
The Skinny

A beguiling combination of Western and Buddhist parable, Zhang Yang's latest is a beautiful and thought-provoking work which suffers from being overlong and narratively unfocused.

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