Red Cliff (Chi Bi) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
June 29, 2010
The director's magnum opus.
January 1, 2010
Top Critic
December 18, 2009
The result is an awfully big and powerful movie, even in abbreviated form.
December 11, 2009
A formidable prelude to an epic battle with resplendent effects and action spectacles.
December 10, 2009
Woo has re-embraced his Chinese roots with brutal commitment.
December 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.
December 7, 2009
It's hard to know what we're missing from the extended cut, but this Red Cliff feels awfully complete to me.
December 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.
December 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.
November 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.
November 25, 2009
Not a bad consolation prize, but not the complex, multilayered drama that made Red Cliff a hit in Asia.
November 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.
November 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.
November 24, 2009
It's almost 2 1/2 hours, and too much is corny, cramped, and vague.
November 20, 2009
Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
November 20, 2009
Red Cliff is a legendary filmmaker's visual symphony.
November 20, 2009
November 20, 2009
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