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The Grandmasters

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

August 23, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Wong Kar Wai

Starring :

Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Song Hye Kyo, Leung Siu-Lung, Wang Qingxiang

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..venturing into fresh creative terrain without relinquishing his familiar themes and stylistic flourishes..”
by Maggie Lee [Variety]
“..there was a rush to complete the HK$300 million film in time to meet its January release dates in Hong Kong and on the mainland, the viewer can see the haste. As it is, one leaves the cinema feeling there are too many loose ends..”
by Yvonne Teh [South China Morning Post]
“..the film, in spite of an action-packed first half, climaxes not with a showdown fight but a peaceful heartbreak..”
by Edmund Lee [Screen International]
3.5 of 5

“..narrative was never a strong suite in Wong's films, which typically were mood pieces boosted by his signature artistic flourishes. These trademarks are still very much alive in 'The Grandmaster'..”
by Gabriel Chong [movieXclusive.com]
“..a scintillating mix of explosive action choreography and suppressed emotions, but it could have used more work on consistency in tone and character development..”
by Clarence Tsui [Hollywood Reporter]

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