Legend of the Mountain (2001)



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A traditional Chinese legend comes in for lavish treatment in this (relatively) big-budget Hong Kong film. In the story, Ho is a scholar in Sung Dynasty (11th century) China. He has been given the task of making a finished copy of a religious text. It is a tantric sutra, and he is warned that evil spirits will attempt to steal the finished copy from him. One day, he encounters Lady Chuan and his lively daughter Cloud, and has a delightful love affair. In the end, he is appalled to discover that he has been consorting with ghosts. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Legend of the Mountain

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A slow-to-start but delightful tale of ancient magic and clueless men.

Feb 4, 2018 | Full Review…

You can get lost in these pictorial reveries as you trace the rays of light piercing the trees, brightening the dark waters and the reality-softening haze.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Legends of the Mountain's narrative fuse may be long, but Hu knows exactly when to light it and when to snuff it out.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Legend of the Mountain is a beautiful movie to be sure, but it's also a movie that understands beauty.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Rooted in genre, Hu's film is as thrilling as any number of kung fu action flicks, even if nary a punch is thrown throughout its running time.

Apr 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Legend of the Mountain is an unsung classic from a master at the height of his talents. Cinema in its purest form.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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