Empire of Silver Reviews
"Empire of Silver" is set at the time of Boxer Rebellion, involving a banking dynasty and all the soap opera that goes along with that. That's more than enough material for a ten hour miniseries, much less a two hour movie like this one. So, it is no surprise that some of this story feels rushed and fractured at times. But as long as the movie remains clear about showing how one cannot be in total control of the future no matter how much one tries to manipulate events, then all is well, especially considering the handsome production.
ps:- Why hasn't Aaron Kwok's mandarin improved?
It reminded me of The Godfather in many ways and cries out for a sequel (or two).
Approach as a wet Sunday film and you might just be pleasantly surprised.
However, I do wish the ending can address more clearly about the entire economy crashed after the Qing dynasty ends.
If you are in LA, SF, NY, Toronto, you can see this movie in selected theaters now.