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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

  NR Closed Captioning

Wayne Wang

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About the Movie

A woman in her early 40s moves from China to America to start a new life. Her father comes to visit her because of her recent divorce. Their social and generational conflicts reveal the darker lies and cover-ups within her family during the Cultural Revolution.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers is a gentle, pleasantly unrushed piece of moviemaking. – Nathan Lee, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A spare, controlled study in communication gaps and a piercing sketch of suburban American loneliness. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: A quiet work with Ozu-like structure and concerns, but remains more an intellectual exercise than one from the heart. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Rich in revealing detail and apt in its use of everyday Spokane settings, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers shows that Wang remains a master explorer of the landscape of the human heart. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Oct 18, 2008

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Customer Reviews

A thousand years

It doest show the movie.

Cute movie about father/daughter relationship

I very much enjoyed watching this movie. Kept me entertained on a rainy day. A little slow, but great message. Recommend.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2008

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