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The Road Home

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Zhang Yimou

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Plot Summary

Returning home for his father's funeral, a city businessman reflects on his parents' lives.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 80
  • Fresh: 71
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A gentle, engaging narrative of constancy and devotion against all odds. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: Celebrates a beauty and heroism around us that we often miss in both our movies and our lives. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Zhang brings to it his masterly gift for visual composition. – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 18, 2002

Fresh: As luminous as the star presence at its center. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Simply amazing!

Absolute pure love. No fancy production design, yet still visually stunning. No kissing, no love making, not even holding hands. You feel the love and human emotion in their highest and most abstract form.

I love this movie!!

This is truly a love story, and by far one of my favorites!!!! An young Ziyi Zhang does an excellent job.

Good Love story with Good Scenery

Subtitled. Story is told through the memories of the son. Good message of revering a devoted teacher, husband, father and community member. Worth the rent.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2000

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