Let the Bullets Fly2012
Let the Bullets Fly (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Let the Bullets Fly
This period action comedy by Jiang Wen is great fun in the Shakespearean tradition, stuffed with lively characters, dramatic stand-offs, and stolen-identity subplots.
Jiang directs with great vigor, serving up plenty of blood and a lot of laughs as he turns his picture into a propulsive blast.
See it now, uncut and in widescreen, before it disappears - and then reappears, years later, referenced in some Quentin Tarantino picture.
Along with the familiar East-meets-West elements derived from Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, Jiang offers cleverly choreographed action scenes and fun-house mirror complications.
Word is that Jiang went though 30 drafts of the script before he was satisfied. Perhaps he should have gone for 31.
Audience Reviews for Let the Bullets Fly
An outrageous, high-octane and uproariously entertaining action-packed comedy. A stylish, superbly crafted and brilliantly performed movie that has lots to offer. An utterly hilarious and fun movie that combines incredible comedy, sensational action sequences and great set pieces. A Shakespearean tradition, stuffed with lively characters, dramatic stand-offs, wonderful laughs and a great story. A masterpiece. A true work of insane remarkable art. An bullet-blasting, two hour roller-coaster ride of undeniable fun and excitement. I loved this movie. A spectacular and really funny action movie that's fierce, really cool and wildly epic. Chow Yun-Fat is truly brilliant and hilarious. Jiang Wen is outstanding. Ge You is outrageous. You, Wien and Yun-Fat play each other off wonderfully and shine with magnificent chemistry. They give some very impressive and damn near perfect performances. It`s almost too much fun to handle and even then you cant help but enjoy it. An instant classic. Director and star, Jiang Wen crafts a superb and magnetic action picture that is more than meets the eye.
Let The Bullets Fly is unusually complex for a comedy, but it's also one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. With a great cast of characters and lots of funny jokes it was all around just a fun experience. Let the Bullets Fly is set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit ensues. I really enjoyed complexity in movies, especially when it's this much fun and enjoyable. I don't think I've ever seen another comedy with so many funny and smart characters. There fun, smart, brutal, and they add more fun to the movie with each character having there own personality. Now one thing I think audiences will be disappointed in is that there isn't much violence, but I don't they'll mind with the fun they'll have watching this. The cast of this movie is well put together and they deliver great performances to get behind. Each actor felt so perfect and fit perfectly into there character and they got great comedic timing. My favorite of these performances is Yun-Fat Chow as he's pretty effective and fun in a comedic role. I will praise the few scenes of violence even though they're not long, what come afterward are always some smart humor. Now I don't know about other reviewers, but I just love the location where this was filmed. It's a beautiful country and I can't think of a better place they could have shot it. Let The Bullets Fly is a smart complex comedy with tons of hilarious jokes and tons of fun. It's a comedy unlike anything you've seen before and it'll definitely will bring enjoyment for anyone looking for a laugh.
A big sack of fun is this one, clever, funny and always enjoyable. The story comes and goes a bit too much around the middle, but the final act wraps everything so well. The commie-oriented message, our hero taking away goods from the evil capitalist bad guy and giving them to the people, acquires a more complex structure thanks to a solid script. The "people" are just as greedy as the bad guy, if not more.
Let the Bullets Fly Quotes
|Tang:||My ass hurts.|
|Pocky Zhang:||Counselor, your ass is in that tree. I doubt that you can feel it.|
|Tang:||There's something else I want to tell you, I lied about two other things.|
|Pocky Zhang:||That doesn't matter.|
|Tang:||But I need to confess to you before I die.|
|Pocky Zhang:||Okay, what's the first thing?|
|Tang:||Well, I want to tell you the second thing first.|