touch_of_sinReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Jia Zhangke e’ sembre stato capace di far esplodere le contraddizioni della grande locomotiva cinese, raccontando con sguardo antonioniano i paradossi e la crudelta’ di un mondo nuovo, spinto ad una crescita insensibile alle ragioni degli uomini.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: Jia Zhangke’s epic tragedy uses four true stories of rage and revenge as the jumping-off point for an exhilarating exposé of a dehumanized modern China imploding with fury.
  • [New – 12/26/13] | Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: Jia isn’t just holding a mirror up to his own country, he’s holding a mirror up to America as well. There’s something startlingly universal about A Touch of Sin that should give us all pause to reflect on why this all seems so familiar.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: It all works very well, and quite possibly because Zhangke doesn’t labor too hard to draw his connections or underline any similarities. He builds his case gradually, starting with the more visceral action movie tropes before slowly inching the rug out from under his audience.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com
    • Excerpt: An inside look at the mean streets of modern day China.