Zhou Yu's Train
Zhou Yu's Train (2004)

Sun Zhou's stylized Zhou Yu de Huoche (Zhou Yu's Train) is the story of a woman in love. Zhou Yu (Gong Li) and teacher Chen Ching (Tony Leung Kar-Fai) fall in love. After Ching gives Zhou a poem he wrote for her, she begins taking a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some beautifully framed images, this mood piece, told in a fractured fashion, is confounding and, ultimately, unsatisfying.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Li fails to stoke much heat in Sun Zhou's pretentious and symbolic love triangle.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is one of those languid numbers where slow motion -- and there's lots of it -- is meant to signify poetry, and a line like 'I know my lake is artificial, but it's full of water' is supposed to seem lyrical.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...lovely and slight

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Beautiful to look at but aimless as a broken compass.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

A terrific film.

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Don Willmott

See Zhou Yu's Train for the interesting Chinese scenery, or see it to feast your eyes on the always beautiful Gong Li, but don't see it for the drama

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Zhou Yu's Train has its strengths, but it's clearly no bullet train.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The effort required at the end of Zhou Yu's Train to sort out exactly what just went down isn't worth the payoff.

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Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury

A film that has considerably less on its mind than it thinks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
Some nice twists and excellent performances from Gong Li and Tony Leung Ka Fai.