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Empire of Silver Reviews

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Unwieldy Chinese melodrama shows money can't buy love.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2012
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Stateliness begets inertia in Empire of Silver, a turn-of-the-century Chinese epic whose reserved tone and regal atmosphere is suffocating.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 29, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A beautiful but stolid, screamingly boring period piece with acting so wooden as to invite unfavorable comparison to a collection of popsicle sticks.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: D

June 2, 2011
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's decent, exoticized pulp with a porcelain veneer, and should be consumed idly.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 31, 2011
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Handsomely mounted and packed with interesting historical details, Empire of Silver unfortunately falls short on providing emotionally rich drama

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2011
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Occasionally muddled and always melodramatic, yet it's pictorially compelling, thanks to dramatic locations and exacting art direction.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 3, 2011
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Handsome Chinese costume actioner mixing power struggles, financial crises and romance a century ago may impress American audiences, but story overkill and subtleties of Chinese culture and history confound.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 3, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

High production values, gorgeous sets and costumes, excellent lighting and cinematography, plus the spirited playing of Aaron Kwok as the Third Master.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

June 17, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The complicated romance that punctuates the story adds spice (and a twist), but it's a film essentially about the banking family and their machinations at a time of rapid change in China

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 11, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Epic in sweep and scale and packs in enough incident to cover two "Godfather" movies.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 2, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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[A] weirdly engaging tale of banking and bad behavior...

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 2, 2011
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A dazzlingly visual film, one marked by a thoughtful approach to a tale of business and interpersonal intrigue.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

May 31, 2011
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Makes for unwieldy melodrama, rather than the enthralling epic it might have been.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 2, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Though written too broadly to serve as the powerful allegorical tale writer/director Christina Yao intends, this historical epic is just compelling enough to be taken on its own terms.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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What, if anything, the film's final burst of idealism offers universally is hard to say. But it feels good to see in these acrimonious days.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 1, 2011
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