The Great Wall Reviews

September 6, 2019
The Great Wall is massive and so is everything, but the actors. They are normal size in this film.
August 30, 2019
Overall this mostly delivered on my pretty low expectations.
August 12, 2019
The Great Wall had all the elements to be a terrific film - good cast, great pictures, and a hefty budget. Sadly... it isn't so great.
August 7, 2019
If you're looking for mindless action and ridiculously cheesy storylines that you can laugh at, then The Great Wall will fill that void.
July 17, 2019
If you've already written The Great Wall off as 1) a horrible premise for a film and 2) another in a long line of embarrassing White Savior movies, you're not entirely wrong.
May 22, 2019
The story and characters are threadbare, the action scenes vary between pretty and unbelievable and the tone is all over the map.
April 23, 2019
As uninspired and flat as a lot of the CGI action movies that are produced right here in the United States.
April 16, 2019
Where are the dragons?
April 4, 2019
Zhang is a nearly unparalleled visual showman, and though GREAT WALL never approaches the style of his best efforts, the aesthetic will keep your attention and create wonder.
March 22, 2019
If only the filmmakers had focused a little less on CGI-driven action and more on character development and a better script, they might have been able to come up with something that was actually enjoyable.
March 13, 2019
Is this movie cheesy? Of course it is but that's part of the B movie fun of it.
February 13, 2019
Despite some impressive set pieces, solid effects work and some good performances, The Great Wall too often seems to crumble under its own weight.
December 20, 2018
The Great Wall is a visually stunning period fantasy / action film done right, directed in the most spectacular fashion by Yimou Zhang.
December 19, 2018
Damon seems to understand just how absurd and misguided the film's plot is and acts accordingly as a man taking a large paycheck to sell his star power.
December 4, 2018
The Great Wall is about as literal to the white savior trope as you can get.
November 5, 2018
An unmitigated juggernaut of bad, pointless cinema, The Great Wall is what happens when globalization and movie-making meets.
November 4, 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.
November 2, 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.
November 1, 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.
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.