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The Great Wall Reviews

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February 21, 2017
The Great Wall is an atypical blockbuster that you will enjoy with pleasure. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2017
A story without context, populated by boring characters that exist only as tools of a pedestrian plot and starred by the dullest Matt Damon. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 21, 2017
The Great Wall would be a bloated, cheap-looking, wholly synthetic mega-production no matter who acts in it.
February 21, 2017
The Great Wall is a visual stunner... But this one's a bloated, special-effects-heavy, supremely silly groaner, a leaden thing that's almost wall-to-wall Lord of the Rings-influenced awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2017
With different battalions arrayed in brightly coloured, beautifully constructed armour it's as elegantly constructed a fantasy as anything Zhang has ever done.
February 20, 2017
Spectacular costumes and a literal cast of thousands, yet not a single, well-defined character in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 20, 2017
Be ready for a disappointment... though it's hard to come down too hard on any monster mash as pretty as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 19, 2017
"The Great Wall" is a movie that should be seen for the visuals it offers, the staging of the battle sequences, and the charm of Matt Damon.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 19, 2017
If this is the future for motion pictures, god help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2017
Yet another shallow, mind-numbing and overproduced Hollywood B-movie masquerading as an A-movie. It's the equivalent of watching a video game on a big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
February 19, 2017
From its swooping, acrobatic camerawork, to the fight scenes unfolding in eye-popping 3D, it's easy to see where the money has been spent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2017
Mainly a special effects film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 18, 2017
All in all, it's just another brick in the wall of cinematic stinkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2017
It's said that if you always expect the worst, you're never disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2017
What the movie offers in scale it lacks in substance, and it is so much, so relentlessly, that the initial escapist thrills become increasingly deadened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2017
The special effects are okay but not spectacular, the action and acting are decent but not noteworthy, and the story isn't terribly complex. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available)
February 17, 2017
Of course this quintessentially Chinese story centers on a white guy with a capricious European accent.
February 17, 2017
To watch it is to be aware of how little movies this size have to do with art and how much they are product, the result of a calculation involving actorly appeal and spectacle, because spectacle, not story, has the... most universal draw.
February 17, 2017
What we're left with is something that tries to please two very different audiences, but will probably annoy both. But at least it sticks to the action and keeps the running time short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2017
An effective monster/action picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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