Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Reviews

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February 7, 2001
A nearly perfect film, and at this writing (December 17) it looks to me like the best of the year.
February 7, 2001
An epic work of accomplished skill and grace.
February 7, 2001
Despite the high-wire acts above the roofs and trees, Ang Lee brings sense and sensibility to these energetic scenes.
February 7, 2001
What is pleasantly unexpected is how effortlessly Ang Lee's low-key dramatics mesh with the kinetic sword battles.
February 7, 2001
Successfully applies its fantastical elements to develop story, character, and a kind of poetic license that captures the beauty of its own spirit.
February 7, 2001
An action picture with a huge heart
February 7, 2001
Both an exhilarating action movie and a sweeping romantic epic.
February 7, 2001
You need a roadmap to find the hidden masterpiece.
February 7, 2001
February 7, 2001
This is an exciting, mystical, romantic surprise of a film that really puts the 'art' in 'martial arts.'
February 7, 2001
It's pure Indiana Jones fun with an unexpected sense of consequence.
February 7, 2001
It's The Matrix spliced with David Lean
February 7, 2001
A ravishing fairy tale/epic, and the best movie of the year.
February 2, 2001
It is truly one of a kind, and that is why it stands out.
January 19, 2001
If you're in the mood for a beautifully photographed melodrama punctuated by dazzling martial arts sequences, then get ready for some big fun.
January 12, 2001
By tapping into responses so primal they feel like magic, Lee's movie reminds you that the medium is never more powerful than when it makes myth feel fresh and new.
January 12, 2001
One of those wonders of imagination and craft that confirm your wildest dreams about the magic of movies.
January 12, 2001
It is poetry in motion, a dreamwork.
January 12, 2001
Forget all your preconceived notions of what martial-arts films used to be like. This is what all future martial-arts films should be like.
January 12, 2001
A film of sublime beauty, poetic mystery and rousing spirit.
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