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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

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Yimou Zhang

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Plot Summary

A Japanese man travels to China with his dying son to learn the local opera of Yunnan Province.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 75
  • Fresh: 60
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: ... strangely flat. – Ella Taylor, Village Voice, Sep 16, 2006

Fresh: One of the most beautiful and touching road movies in recent years. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: There is a great late-career role for Ken Takakura, a Japanese actor, now in his 70s, who started out in gangster films and has been seen in Hollywood films. – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 23, 2006

Fresh: The film is simple bordering on sentimental bordering on sloppy, yet it's kept in artistic check by the vast backdrops of China's remote Yunnan province and by Takakura's nearly wordless performance. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Sep 23, 2006

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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