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This movie is an aesthetic poem. Every scene is a beautiful painting and the story itself is quite dense.
A masterpiece that's a rare combination of beauty and fun.
What a visually stunning movie! Be drawn in a land of different shades, shadows and motives that are equally dark. Sacrifice, struggle and salvation are captured in their many tones. Visual metaphors and the yin-yang concept are explored in ways you've never seen before. Sumptuous costuming and intricately created sets combine to sweep you up in this complex drama. Whilst the first third is a bit slow, hang in there and be rewarded with an amazing final act. You will never look at umbrellas in the same way again!
Visually stunning from the first frame, Shadow is a slow burn---martial arts film noir---that does not disappoint.
Shadow is skillfully crafted action drama that delivers believable characters and masterfully shot action scenes. The narrative is complex yet intriguing and never ceases to disappoint. The film is a near masterpiece and and must watch for fans of the genre.
SHADOW is the kind of cinematically sophisticated yet accessible work that only a true master of the medium can produce. I'm not sure why it hasn't made more waves, it seems to me like it had the potential mainstream success had it been given enough of a publicity push - it's the sort of film that ought to at least have been nominated for a few Oscars.
Complete rubbish, plot and acting!
Absolutely loved this series, will be anxiously waiting for season 2. The actors were fabulous. Will recommend. Loved it!
#Shadow #MovieReview: 10/10
Possibly the best martial arts film ever made
Zhang Yimou's directing is perfection
Awesome color pallet
Well-written story that is totally engaging
Stunning action sequences
Emotionally moving finale/scenes
There is a very long buildup, so if you don't like slower paced films then it might not be for you but the fallout of events is very rewarding. The small amount of red used in contrast to the dull colours is very visually appealing and fits the mood of the whole film.
Ok, I might not be the biggest wuxia fan, but "Shadow" is ugly in all possible ways. The story begins complicated and resolves in a silly way, direction is random and photography (the only reason why I embarked on this genre) is decent but nothing out of this world.