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Curse of the Golden Flower Reviews

Curse of the Golden Flower

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Drama

Release Date :

December 21, 2006 (NY)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Zhang Yimou

Starring :

Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Ye Liu, Man Li, Qin Junjie

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..Visually, it is a stunning spectacle..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
“..Most of "Golden Flower" works as a parody of soap operas' byzantine bloodlines and overheated acting..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..has a detached, dehumanized feel, even in the impeccably choreographed action set pieces..”
by Jim Hemphill [Reel]
2.5 of 4

“..feels downright inept at times..”
by Keith Uhlich [Slant Magazine]
4 of 4

“..a work by cinematic geniuses that reveals beauty and terror in a long-ago time with a virtuoso intensity..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5

“..a miserable, slow and particularly uninvolving film..”
by David Mercier [Film Judge]
5 of 5
Reviewed by Jay Seaver [eFilmCritic]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Reviewed by Kevin Thomas [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by Robert Koehler [Variety]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

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