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The Great Wall Reviews

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November 5, 2018
An unmitigated juggernaut of bad, pointless cinema, The Great Wall is what happens when globalization and movie-making meets.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 3, 2018
A mediocre movie that's actually a lot more fun to unpack as a pop-culture "moment" than it is to watch - but, then... it's also actually pretty fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
November 1, 2018
It's not perfect, but it's the rare big budget offering that gives us a respite from reboots, remakes, prequels, sequels and franchises.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2018
Having Matt Damon headline a film about the Great Wall of China may seem like a misguided decision, but once you've seen The Great Wall it really takes a backseat to the many other misguided decisions in this bizarro movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 19, 2018
The Great Wall shows us things we haven't seen, moves with speed and bristles with action. As these things go, it's good if not especially thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 30, 2018
At the end of the day despite its miscasting and its poor effects, "The Great Wall" is the longest cutscene to a PS3 game you were never eager to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 25, 2018
A sometimes entertaining, but otherwise forgettable two hours, The Great Wall sounds cool on paper, but feels more like a business deal than a complete film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2018
The Great Wall manages to successfully balance itself on a line that should be called Enjoyingly Forgettable.
March 21, 2018
Total failure. [Full review in Spanish]
March 10, 2018
(The Great Wall) doesn't prove how much China can spend on a movie, it proves how much China can waste on one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2018
...bask in the colors and movement and scope of Zhang Yimou's visuals. You won't be sorry.
December 28, 2017
The Great Wall is ridiculously silly in the best way, mixing medieval battle movies, Chinese culture and sci-fi into a nonstop, action-packed romp.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 18, 2017
This film isn't nearly as bad as the trailer makes it look. Zhang Yimou's actioner The Great Wall turns out to be pretty entertaining (in a basic man-vs.-monster fashion), beautiful to look at and not a white-man-as-savior embarrassment.
December 4, 2017
It may be dumb and absolutely predictable, but the visionary chops of its director are on full display, with an unexpectedly high focus on lengthy action sequences
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2017
The Great Wall is one of the seven wonders of the world. Director Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, however, is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 3, 2017
The Great Wall doesn't have a single dull moment, thanks to the visuals in 3D. But if you seek something deeper, beyond the spectacle of fantasy war movie tropes, this one's quite forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2017
The real acid test is your reaction to the sight of a pagoda-high pile of furious, computer-generated dragons. Bring it on? Then The Great Wall might just be for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2017
Spectacle alone is no longer enough to satisfy, and without a coherent story to support it, The Great Wall falls flat.
September 27, 2017
The Great Wall gives one of the world's great visual filmmakers $150 million and an army of extras at his disposal, and he turns a monument into a playground.
September 20, 2017
My problem with The Great Wall is that it takes itself so seriously that it becomes hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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