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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Reviews

July 19, 2003
The smartest and smartest-looking action movie of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
April 25, 2003
It's abundantly clear that Lee, in conjunction with fight choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (famed for The Matrix), has brought to these standard tropes his own elevating, near-feline sensibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 4, 2001
Chow reveals astonishing depths. But the revelation is Yeoh.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2001
It's rare to find a film that satisfies our craving for pop while giving us the transcendence of poetry.
February 7, 2001
High art meets high spirits in a rapturously romantic epic that really kicks butt.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: A-
February 7, 2001
You need a roadmap to find the hidden masterpiece.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2001
So good, it reminds you how the best films transport you to another world.
Read More | Original Score: A
Top Critic
December 22, 2000
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is what Hong Kong film fans have been waiting for: a martial-arts movie for adults.
December 22, 2000
Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger makes up for the disappointment of Phantom Menace.
December 22, 2000
Even nonfans of martial-arts movies will want to cheer the fight scenes, which are sheer visual poetry.
December 22, 2000
The class act of action movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 22, 2000
A near-masterpiece, replete with marvelously fanciful images and a touching love story.
December 22, 2000
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a magical dream of a martial arts epic. It surpasses any you've ever seen.
December 22, 2000
The most exhilarating martial arts movie I have seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2000
Once in a great while, a movie engages us so thoroughly that we slip the surly bonds of Earth and experience a rare moment of transcendence. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is such a movie.
December 21, 2000
Lee has made more than an exotic yarn. He has liberated conventional moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 21, 2000
One of the best adventure movies of the last decade, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is also gravely, eerily beautiful: poetic and moving in ways that we usually don't associate with violent genre films.
December 14, 2000
With its gift for showing things that can't be described, Crouching Tiger's blend of the magical, the mythical and the romantic fills a need in us we might not even realize we had.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 8, 2000
Calling Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a religious experience may be overstating the case a bit, but Ang Lee's rhapsodically romantic martial arts enthraller certainly redeems a slew of sins in this lackluster movie year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 8, 2000
You have never seen a movie like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because there has never been a movie like it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 8, 2000
A movie that casts a flickering spell from the very outset, not with colorful excess but with restraint.
December 7, 2000
A waking dream of truly operatic dimensions.
December 7, 2000
A terrific movie.
December 7, 2000
Whenever Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon resorts to flying fists or soaring sword battles, the Force is definitely with it.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
January 1, 2000
The film never ceases to dazzle our eyes and arrest our attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The first fight scene, which brings all the principals together, will make you want to applaud. And each action sequence builds on what has come before, increasing the stakes with a dignified hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Despite scrupulous attention to expository detail, Lee fails to dramatize the conflict within Jen, or any of the characters.
January 1, 2000
Ang Lee tries a little martial arts on for size with jaw-droppingly exhilarating results.
January 1, 2000
Soaring and romantic, wild and serene, feminist and gutsy, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
It's pulp fiction presented in a grand, knowingly humorous style distinguished by star power, a strong female slant and the latest in stunts and effects.