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The Great Wall (2017)



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Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary's The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.


Matt Damon
as William Garin
Pedro Pascal
as Pero Tovar
Tian Jing
as Commander Lin Mei
Andy Lau
as Strategist Wang

Critic Reviews for The Great Wall

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The Great Wall is easily the least interesting and involving blockbuster of the respective careers of both its director and star.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Zhang Yimou capably gives ... "The Great Wall" the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his signature visual dazzle, his gift for depicting delicate relationships and throbbing passions are trampled by dead-serious epic aspirations.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…
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An epic spectacle of warfare, action sequences, and inventive weaponry, wrapped up in top notch cinematography and visual effects .. Only with a repetitive story at its core.

January 13, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

[The Great Wall is] a watchable film, certainly, but one that feels all too familiar.

January 10, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A battle sequence is never far away and motivations remain credible within the parameters of popcorn-movie silliness, played straight.

January 10, 2017 | Full Review…
Screen International

The Great Wall does not set out to be an insensitive film, it simply does not know how to put in the effort to not be one.

January 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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