This feature length Dumplings was cut down from 90 minutes to 40 minutes to fit into Three... Extremes, and while it does expand on the theme of the short it also expands the characters and the plot. We now see more of the main character's cheating husband and why she's so desperate to become youthful again. We also get more backstory on Bai Ling's character and find out how old she really is. It's much better in this form, but the ending is completely different from the short version which was re-shot to fit into the anthology. I must say that I appreciate the short version's finale a bit more since it's more shocking and it fits into the theme of the story more appropriately. It's creepy and atmospheric, but I think it still needed to be longer.
3.5 out of 5