Shadow Reviews

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May 21, 2019
You've gotta see it to believe it.
May 9, 2019
If The Great Wall felt like Yimou was turning his greatest hits into something dispassionately bland, then Shadow takes the familiar and makes it feel startlingly new.
May 9, 2019
It's always good to see this side of Zhang's work. "Shadow" will not soon be forgotten.
May 8, 2019
Shadow isn't quite as perfect as one might wish.
May 8, 2019
"Shadow" is absurdly entertaining once you get past that first introductory hurdle. But the rest of the film is well worth the wait.
May 8, 2019
A rapturously beautiful work...combining the exquisite details of Chinese ink-brush painting with the melodramatic extravagance and suspension of disbelief of opera.
August 16, 2019
Intrigue drawn in ink.
July 28, 2019
If you are a fan of visually dazzling films with heart than you will leave the theater awestruck by it.
July 25, 2019
If you want to see a movie that stretches the visual and emotional boundaries of action films, "Shadow" is not to be missed.
July 19, 2019
Like many of Yimou's wuxia films, this is a picture deeply concerned with finding aesthetic beauty among the bloodshed.
July 15, 2019
Zhang Yimou is back to his best.
June 18, 2019
Spectacle and elegance go hand in hand in this inspired epic by Zhang Yimou. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 15, 2019
A masterpiece, one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. See it in theaters, it will not be the same at home.
June 12, 2019
Deliriously stylish (and seriously grim).
June 4, 2019
While Shadow doesn't break the narrative mold of its genre, the formal creative risk of its monochrome results in an intoxicating visual experience.
June 4, 2019
A luminously gorgeous visual experience, and though parts of it are talky and theatrical, at its best it's a remarkable accomplishment.
May 31, 2019
What unfolds is backroom political intrigue, forbidden romance and buckets of blood.
May 31, 2019
A mesmerizing film.
May 31, 2019
While the story is convoluted, the film is actually pretty easy to follow, because great care has been taken to make the principal characters visually distinctive.
May 29, 2019
The serpentining plots within might give you a touch of head spins before the gorgeous, grand spectacle of battle, dueling zithers and venomous final bow.
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