House of Flying Daggers (2004)
House of Flying Daggers (2004) Genre(s): Action | Drama | Romance

AKA: Shi mian mai fu

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Synopsis: Two policemen plan to use a blind dancer to help them find an underground resistance group. In Mandarin.

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Ripley's movie review

The story was simple and not very interesting and a lot of what happened was completely ridiculous. But who cares? The cinematography, effects, and sounds were spectacular. And some scenes were simply stunning. Like Hero and other movies of this type, it was worth watching for those things alone.

Added 14 December 2005 at 6:45 PM
Newt's movie review

It was too slow moving, had a poor story, some wacky dialogue, and inconsistencies galore. But! The choreography was pure art, some of the fight scenes were simply gorgeous and extremely creative, and like Ripley says, the cinematograpgy was spectacular.

See it for the art.

Added 01 January 2008 at 8:53 PM

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