Shadow Reviews

  • Oct 04, 2020

    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.

    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.

  • Sep 06, 2020

    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!

    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!

  • Aug 25, 2020

    Visually stunning from the first frame, Shadow is a slow burn---martial arts film noir---that does not disappoint.

    Visually stunning from the first frame, Shadow is a slow burn---martial arts film noir---that does not disappoint.

  • Aug 09, 2020

    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 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.

  • Jun 25, 2020

    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.

    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.

  • Jun 23, 2020

    Complete rubbish, plot and acting!

    Complete rubbish, plot and acting!

  • Jun 20, 2020

    Absolutely loved this series, will be anxiously waiting for season 2. The actors were fabulous. Will recommend. Loved it!

    Absolutely loved this series, will be anxiously waiting for season 2. The actors were fabulous. Will recommend. Loved it!

  • Jun 11, 2020

    #Shadow #MovieReview: 10/10 Pros: 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 Deep characters Emotionally moving finale/scenes Cons: N/A

    #Shadow #MovieReview: 10/10 Pros: 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 Deep characters Emotionally moving finale/scenes Cons: N/A

  • May 11, 2020

    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.

    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.

  • May 05, 2020

    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.

    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.