The Flowers of War Reviews

  • The Flowers of War
    • Genre : Drama, Adventure
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 158 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : 90.2
    • Studio : Wrekin Hill Entertainment
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate
      4 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • the hokey exaggerations of the story are well matched
    Review rate : D by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times ]
  • suffers greatly in comparison to several far superior, less hyped movies about the Nanjing massacre
    by Mike Hale [New York Times ]
  • mostly just proves that there's no tragedy too terrible that it can't be turned into an operatic pageant
    by Tim Grierson [Village Voice ]
  • messy movie that contains both such unfortunate lapses as the sudden transformation
    Review rate : D by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine ]
  • it seems more like the triumph of sentimental movie conventions
    Review rate : D by Walter V. Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • if there are too many plot contrivances, there are also a number of startling surprises that render the film theatrically poten
    by Bruce Feld [Film Journal International ]
  • each scene is constructed with extreme care
    Review rate : D by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News ]
  • does put its star's characteristic intensity to good use
    2 of 5 by David Fear [Time Out New York ]
  • does give the audience a graphic picture of the sheer brutality engaged
    Review rate : B+ by Harvey S. Karten [Compuserve ]
  • battle scenes are spectacular - great explosions!
    1 of 4 by V.A. Musetto [New York Post ]

Reader's Reviews

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