Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 9/6] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Ai Weiwei has shown what has always been true: there is nothing so irritating to a dicatorship than a troublesome man.
  • Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: A big bear of a man with a cool demeanor and a pronounced distaste for authority, Ai Weiwei is a movie star in waiting; I’m amazed it took someone this long to make if official.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: Strikingly well-assembled to tell an important, relevant, almost too-current story
  • Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
    • Excerpt: Ai Weiwei is helping us change how we think about society and politics, with the help of today’s technology. Thus, he — and we — can imagine the end of suppression. Still, this film reminds you, we’ve a long way to go.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Has a sense of the gloss to it: Ai is such a complex man, and he’s operating in an environment that is alien to most Westerners, and so at every turn here, I wanted to get into much more depth than Klayman takes us to.
  • [New – 9/7] | Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: The film gives us some insights about the man, but if focuses more on Weiwei’s political mission.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Alison Klayman’s biopic documentary is deceptive. It’s not so much about what the filmmaker perceives as an iconoclastic artist’s ability and willingness to stand up against a fascist regime.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monstersandcritics.com
    • Excerpt: An unprecedented inside look at Chinese politics and a fascinating tour of modern art at the same time.