Red Cliff Reviews

Nov 18, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Cleaner and probably more rewatchable than Red Cliff 2.
Jun 29, 2010
The director's magnum opus.
Jan 22, 2010
You may have the biggest flat-screen DLP monitor in the city, but Red Cliff will never look half as spectacular as it will on the big -- and I mean really big -- screen.
Jan 1, 2010
Dec 11, 2009
A formidable prelude to an epic battle with resplendent effects and action spectacles.
Dec 10, 2009
Woo has re-embraced his Chinese roots with brutal commitment.
Dec 10, 2009
Flaws and all, you can't watch a frame of it without feeling that it has been generations since Hollywood tackled anything on this scale.
Dec 7, 2009
It's hard to know what we're missing from the extended cut, but this Red Cliff feels awfully complete to me.
Dec 4, 2009
It's a historical war movie with impressive sweep, strong characterizations and the kind of idiosyncratic flourishes that made Woo such an irresistible storyteller.
Dec 4, 2009
What remains is still plenty rousing, especially to moviegoers eager to see Woo regain his footing after an increasingly dismal series of outings in Hollywood.
Nov 26, 2009
The biggest film of the year opens this week, though you may be forgiven if you haven't heard about it, as it has committed the unpardonable sin of being in Chinese.
Nov 25, 2009
I loved watching Red Cliff from a purely technical level but never cared about it on a human one.
Nov 25, 2009
Not a bad consolation prize, but not the complex, multilayered drama that made Red Cliff a hit in Asia.
Nov 25, 2009
From landscape shots that have the serene beauty of a Han Dynasty watercolor, to its dramatic naval engagements and thundering cavalry charges, this is magnificent filmmaking, and a magnificent film.
Nov 24, 2009
Returning to his roots after a stint in Hollywood, Woo has made the most expensive film in mainland Chinese history, a pleasantly traditional picture that marks a new direction for one of the world's premier action maestros.
Nov 24, 2009
It's almost 2 1/2 hours, and too much is corny, cramped, and vague.
Nov 24, 2009
It's all about the action.
Nov 20, 2009
Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
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