You Seng (Temptation of a Monk) Reviews

  • Nov 25, 2012

    Adapted from a Lillian Lee novel by the same name, a Tang era general (Wu Hsing Guo making his feature film debut) renounces war and the woman he loves (Sino-Hollywood actress Joan Chen) after fleeing to a monastery where he accepts Buddhist dogma and begins to confront the soul simmering inside him. Boring has never been so beautiful looking and love making never so listless. Lee shares screenwriting credit with Eddie Fong whose wife Clara Law directs.

    Adapted from a Lillian Lee novel by the same name, a Tang era general (Wu Hsing Guo making his feature film debut) renounces war and the woman he loves (Sino-Hollywood actress Joan Chen) after fleeing to a monastery where he accepts Buddhist dogma and begins to confront the soul simmering inside him. Boring has never been so beautiful looking and love making never so listless. Lee shares screenwriting credit with Eddie Fong whose wife Clara Law directs.

  • Apr 03, 2008

    Weighs up just the right amount of comedy, seriousness and action to deliver a solid, well-rounded movie.

    Weighs up just the right amount of comedy, seriousness and action to deliver a solid, well-rounded movie.

  • Feb 02, 2008

    Loved this portrayal of a soldier shamed and wrestling with himself hiding out in a monastery.

    Loved this portrayal of a soldier shamed and wrestling with himself hiding out in a monastery.

  • Nov 15, 2007

    Brutal, visually spectacular story of a warrior who becomes a monk. A little too violent for my taste although there are some funny moments.

    Brutal, visually spectacular story of a warrior who becomes a monk. A little too violent for my taste although there are some funny moments.