Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)

Chinese Odyssey 2002

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In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness. One pair is high-born: the young Emperor and his sister Wushuang, both confined to the Imperial Palace and very much under the thumb of their mother, the Empress Dowager. The other pair is decidedly lowborn: the wanderer Li Yilong (known as King Bully for the way he terrorized the town of Meilong in his youth) and his sister Phoenix, who still runs a restaurant in Meilong. When both the young Emperor and his sister Wushuang contrive to leave the Palace and head south, they meet the loves of their lives in Meilong. But Wushuang has disguised herself as a man, and the Emperor is incognito. Numerous confusions, complications and misunderstandings ensue: genders and gender-roles are reversed, class differences prove hard to negotiate and identities and egos block the promptings of desire. It takes the interventions of a goddess to get everyone back on the right road. But it may be already too late to heal the wounds of disappointment and separation.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Lau
On DVD: Oct 6, 2009
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Chinese Odyssey 2002

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Lau manages his humor without trying so hard, and the jokes slide through easily; he also masters the high gloss romance, plus one dazzling fight scene.

Full Review… | October 10, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Full Review… | October 19, 2004
Film4

Full Review… | December 2, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Chinese Odyssey 2002

Lau manages his humor without trying so hard, and the jokes slide through easily; he also masters the high gloss romance, plus one dazzling fight scene.

Ok, Maybe there is such thing as Chinese humor and Eastern humor, and maybe I shouldn't call it a bad humor here, but I think I can distinguish between a good movie and a bad one, a good acting and poor acting. And as far as bad ones - there is plenty of them in China, in Russia or in US. Always will be.

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Vitali Kononov

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