• Ye Yan
    3 minutes 40 seconds
    Added: Apr 10, 2007

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Ye yan (Legend of the Black Scorpion) (The Banquet) Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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...mesmerizing but often empty...

September 13, 2006
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Equivalent to attending a massive feast only to discover the main course is missing, The Banquet is frequently stunning, beautifully shot, but ultimately undernourishing.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

April 11, 2008

A production that's both amazing to look at and hard to enjoy, The Banquet contains plenty of visual pleasures, but ties its gloomy story in too many knots to be truly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 2008
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A beautiful, if incomprehensible and interminable film with fest-fav Zhang Zi-Yi.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: C-

June 21, 2007
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

For all its visual splendour, The Banquet has none of the pathos or originality of Crouching Tiger, nor does it endear us to its characters through its 140 minute running time

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 30, 2007
Derek Elley
Variety
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Visually opulent but stately and stygian.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 4, 2006
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This may be one of the year's better films, and some of the rawest Shakespeare you'll ever see.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 4, 2007
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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This dazzlingly designed, mega-budget, period costumer offers further proof of Feng's increasing versatility, expansive vision and bravura technique.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/6

April 11, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

April 10, 2008
Cath Clarke
Guardian
October 18, 2008
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