House of Flying Daggers Reviews

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February 27, 2007
January 14, 2005
A dazzler -- and almost as exciting as its title promises.
January 14, 2005
One of the most visually astonishing martial-arts fantasies ever made.
January 14, 2005
About as viscerally and visually exciting as film can get, and yet it is also fully, ripely romantic in a way that few modern films would dare.
January 14, 2005
As stunning as it is, it also serves notice that House of Flying Daggers will have none of the complexities of Hero.
January 13, 2005
Zhang proves that Hero was no accident with House of Flying Daggers, another Chinese period piece resplendent with a dazzling palette and soaring, ambitious fight sequences.
April 23, 2019
None of Daggers' ménage á trios of characters is developed... It denies the drama audience sympathy.
November 7, 2012
Though occasionally overwrought, peerless sequences, such as the sublime flight through a bamboo forest, ensure House Of Flying Daggers is a work of real beauty.
December 24, 2010
Gorgeous, but also very violent.
July 4, 2008
The studied, artistic affectations may prevent this Mandarin-language art house effort from being as kinetically potent as the films it emulates, but it more than compensates by offering up deeply felt emotions played out on a grand scale more than adequa
December 27, 2007
June 21, 2007
A gorgeous film in all respects, both accessible and artistically satisfying. Excellent.
January 10, 2006
Moments of astonishing greatness followed by yawn-inducing romance.
December 6, 2005
September 16, 2005
Though it's full of action and suspense, House of Flying Daggers lacks the reverberations of Hero's plot.
September 1, 2005
See it in a theater on the biggest screen you can find
July 5, 2005
June 21, 2005
Though it is by no means explicitly political, the film expresses a tragic exasperation with the tendency of politics to subsume the rights and lives of individuals.
June 10, 2005
The film whips hold of your senses and never lets go, but the story also has an immediacy in its exposition that makes each sequence plunge headfirst into the next.
May 6, 2005
Whereas Hero was Merchant Ivory meets fu meets Rashomon, this film is Merchant Ivory meets fu meets high Shakespearean tragedy.
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