Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Crouching Tiger doesn't so much break new ground as reconfigure the genre with the pomp and ceremony of Western production values and psychological nuance.
July 19, 2003
The smartest and smartest-looking action movie of the year.
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.
June 4, 2001
Chow reveals astonishing depths. But the revelation is Yeoh.
May 21, 2001
It's rare to find a film that satisfies our craving for pop while giving us the transcendence of poetry.
April 16, 2001
You may never see a more beautiful movie - and certainly no more majestic film has yet been made.
February 7, 2001
High art meets high spirits in a rapturously romantic epic that really kicks butt.
February 7, 2001
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.
January 11, 2001
So good, it reminds you how the best films transport you to another world.
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.
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.
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.
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