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"[THE GRANDMASTER] may well be the definitive illustration of kung fu in all its arcane schools and intricate styles. There's never been anything like it..."Wall Street Journal "An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most ravishing images, THE GRANDMASTER finds director Wong Kar-wai applying his impeccable visual style to the mass-market martial arts genre with potent results."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "GRANDMASTER has some of the most impressive martial arts scenes since CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON."USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "The action-heavy tale of a kung fu master in 1930s China breaks new ground for an art-house director."Washington Post "[A] hypnotically beautiful dream from the Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai..."New York Times "Art film meets martial arts in the gorgeous THE GRANDMASTER....The elegant style of the fighting sequences does more than display camera and kung fu technique -- this style also shows fighters living with honor."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE GRANDMASTER is a drunken love letter to experience, which helps us survive, and wisdom, which helps us face aging, loss and, ultimately, the abyss..."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]azzling in its startling action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone "Where the filmmaker really cuts loose is in the glorious fight scenes, as expertly choreographed as the ones in a Zhang Yimou movie..."A.V. Club31.22178

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"[THE GRANDMASTER] may well be the definitive illustration of kung fu in all its arcane schools and intricate styles. There's never been anything like it..."Wall Street Journal "An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most ravishing images, THE GRANDMASTER finds director Wong Kar-wai applying his impeccable visual style to the mass-market martial arts genre with potent results."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "GRANDMASTER has some of the most impressive martial arts scenes since CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON."USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "The action-heavy tale of a kung fu master in 1930s China breaks new ground for an art-house director."Washington Post "[A] hypnotically beautiful dream from the Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai..."New York Times "Art film meets martial arts in the gorgeous THE GRANDMASTER....The elegant style of the fighting sequences does more than display camera and kung fu technique -- this style also shows fighters living with honor."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE GRANDMASTER is a drunken love letter to experience, which helps us survive, and wisdom, which helps us face aging, loss and, ultimately, the abyss..."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]azzling in its startling action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone "Where the filmmaker really cuts loose is in the glorious fight scenes, as expertly choreographed as the ones in a Zhang Yimou movie..."A.V. Club31.22178

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Each scene is made into a sumptuous retelling of HAMLET set in a crumbling Chinese Empire..."Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he camera picks formal compositions to heighten the loose Hamlet-like plot....It's gorgeous stuff."Empire "[T]he sets are huge, elaborate and breathtaking, the widescreen vistas majestic, the martial-arts fights airborne and graceful."Sight and Sound30.67413

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"[A}n orgy of spellbinding visuals: dazzling acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, sumptuous settings and resplendent costumes. With its high drama and historical setting, it is more like an opera than a movie."USA Today "[A]n outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression....[With] a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action."Entertainment Weekly "HOUSE is lushly emotional, intimate and intricately tricked out....Zhang has always deployed colour and design with immense skill..."Sight and Sound "The action sequences are often joltingly spectacular..."Premiere "Zhang reveals bold finesse at pulling off an emotion-charged epic of style and sophistication that is exciting and at times humorous."Los Angeles Times "[T]he ravishing visual compositions add a magical note to this tragic tale."Movieline's Hollywood Life 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real delight here is the inspired fights, the lyrical love story and the twisty-turny narrative."Empire "[A] gorgeous entertainment, a feast of blood, passion and silk brocade."New York Times "[With] a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises....Prepare your eyes for popping."Rolling Stone "Zhang Yimou returns with another beautifully wrought incursion into classical Chinese folklore."Uncut30.67413

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"[A}n orgy of spellbinding visuals: dazzling acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, sumptuous settings and resplendent costumes. With its high drama and historical setting, it is more like an opera than a movie."USA Today "[A]n outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression....[With] a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action."Entertainment Weekly "HOUSE is lushly emotional, intimate and intricately tricked out....Zhang has always deployed colour and design with immense skill..."Sight and Sound "The action sequences are often joltingly spectacular..."Premiere "Zhang reveals bold finesse at pulling off an emotion-charged epic of style and sophistication that is exciting and at times humorous."Los Angeles Times "[T]he ravishing visual compositions add a magical note to this tragic tale."Movieline's Hollywood Life 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real delight here is the inspired fights, the lyrical love story and the twisty-turny narrative."Empire "[A] gorgeous entertainment, a feast of blood, passion and silk brocade."New York Times "[With] a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises....Prepare your eyes for popping."Rolling Stone "Zhang Yimou returns with another beautifully wrought incursion into classical Chinese folklore."Uncut30.67413

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he camera picks formal compositions to heighten the loose Hamlet-like plot....It's gorgeous stuff."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Each scene is made into a sumptuous retelling of HAMLET set in a crumbling Chinese Empire..."Ultimate DVD "[T]he sets are huge, elaborate and breathtaking, the widescreen vistas majestic, the martial-arts fights airborne and graceful."Sight and Sound30.67413

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he camera picks formal compositions to heighten the loose Hamlet-like plot....It's gorgeous stuff."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "Each scene is made into a sumptuous retelling of HAMLET set in a crumbling Chinese Empire..."Ultimate DVD "[T]he sets are huge, elaborate and breathtaking, the widescreen vistas majestic, the martial-arts fights airborne and graceful."Sight and Sound30.67413

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "There are no wasted motions. Exquisite beauty and barbarous intent are all caught in the lens of the great cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[B]eautifully mounted....A deliberately paced tale of espionage and double-crosses....[It] has a literary feel, unfolding at a stately pace."USA Today 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a film of deceptive subtlety that springs its climax like a steel trap....Both provocative and satisfying..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lee's saucy, sumptuous slow-burner is a complex, elegant seduction, drawing on Hitchcock..."Total Film "[An] intense, psychologically intricate and sexually explicit film....LUST, CAUTION gets under your skin with its examination of what qualifies as love and what does not."Los Angeles Times "[I]n her screen debut as Wong, Tang Wei is as much a revelation as was Zhang Ziyi in CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "An exquisitely choreographed study of romantic deception...and a satisfyingly complex analysis of political expediency."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "LUST, CAUTION is a detailed and compelling period piece, with a decidedly dark underbelly."Ultimate DVD0.438039

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"...[The] full orchestra action music works like an energy boost on the ears....Tucker is louder, more aggressive and funnier this time....Zhang, of course, owns the screen..."Variety "...Mr. Chan dances through some uproarious martial-arts battles....Mr. Chan and Mr. Tucker are always fun to watch. Mr. Tucker has an unusual comic talent..."New York Times "...Chan's got the universal language of physical comedy on his side..."Entertainment Weekly "...Chan's acrobatic high jinks play strikingly well off of Tucker's wiseass humor..."Rolling Stone "...Chan is still the most watchable of action stars, a human special effect..."Los Angeles Times "...Jackie Chan is amazing as usual in the action sequences..."Chicago Sun-Times "...[Chan] remains a peerless physical performer....Director Brett Ratner keeps us briskly hopping from one action set piece to the next..."Sight and Sound0.3285922

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"[A]s a cinematic bath for the senses, it's a rush, a swoon." Entertainment Weekly "[A]n unqualified triumph....Mr. Wong makes movies, still a young art, that create meaning through visual images, not just words." New York Times "[A]n immersion in visual and aural beauty flecked with emotional colors that would be too painful if they dominated all the movie's frames." Premiere Ranked #18 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "A subversive, multi-layered epic from a master filmmaker." Uncut Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "[A] pool of movie beauty in which to submerge." Entertainment Weekly "Wong is a man of reckless ambition, and 2046 is his mega-epic, a crazy, heart-crushing romantic monster of a movie..." Movieline's Hollywood Life0.2738268

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"...The picture is more fun than it has a right to be....Mr. Lee puts things together artfully and stages this movie like a comedy of manners; it could be SENSE AND SENSIBILITY with a body count....It's an epic that breaks the laws of gravity." New York Times "...This Cannes/New York Film Festival favorite has it all, starting with three towering central characters....[Ang Lee's film] offers melodically choreographed action scenes by THE MATRIX's Yuen Wo-Ping, Oscar-caliber photography by Peter Pau and the pleasure of seeing [Chow Yun Fat] in his most appealing performance yet..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A triumph....CROUCHING TIGER envelops you in its exotic universe..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "....Always entertaining and exhilarating....CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is most notable for going beyond genre norms..."Sight and Sound "...CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON defies pigeon-holing by succeeding as a love story, an action movie and a fantasy....The best acted, best shot and most exciting film of the year..." -- 5 out of 5 stars Total Film "...A delightful one-of-a-kind martial arts romance where astounding fight sequences alternate with passionate yet idealistic love duets..." Los Angeles Times "...Exhilarating....Ang Lee stages magnificent action sequences..." Chicago Sun-Times0.2323498

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"Directed by Kevin Munroe, an unabashed Turtles fan, the result is surprisingly good....The nocturnal action staging and composition are frequently accomplished..."Sight and Sound "Stylized animation works well for the smooth, shiny surfaces of the amphibians..."Box Office "This CGI update has some awesome battle sequences..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly0.1946762

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"Directed by Kevin Munroe, an unabashed Turtles fan, the result is surprisingly good....The nocturnal action staging and composition are frequently accomplished..."Sight and Sound "Stylized animation works well for the smooth, shiny surfaces of the amphibians..."Box Office "This CGI update has some awesome battle sequences..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly0.1946762

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