Chinese Box Reviews
Also, this is the kind of movie that thinks women shape their identities around men. That's not true.
Jeremy Irons is a great actor.
Gong Li is a great actress.
Plain and simple.
This movie, was interesting. There is a lot going on here, and if you don't pay attention you may miss something.
The story is centralized around Irons character, but there seems to be like 5 different stories unfolding.
Iron's narration is great.
Gong Li's character is compelling, especially when she is watching the old movie in the bar, and she is acting it out.
Maggie Cheung has been in some great movies, and I really liked her character in this.
I like how the story takes place during the transfer of control of Hong Kong. It sets the theme for the stories.
Part of the movie is shot like the documentary Irons is creating, so you have the bouncy camera movement.
One of the most interesting things about this movie is the soundtrack.
It was really really good, and mixed in with a heart beat every so often.
Overall I think this was a little tough to follow, and see where it is going, but still very good nevertheless.