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The Road Home

HD   G Closed Captioning

Zhang Yimou

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About the Movie

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: Ms. Zhang's intensely concentrated performance conveys a current of stubborn, obsessive passion lurking behind Di's girlish wide-eyed innocence. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

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

Fresh: Zhang Ziyi proves in her film debut what a powerhouse force she is on-screen. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 18, 2002

Fresh: The film is also a showcase for Zhang Ziyi, who is never less than enchanting. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 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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