The Taking of Tiger Mountain


The Taking of Tiger Mountain

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Tsui Hark's thrilling adaptation of Qu Bo's beloved adventure novel stars Tony LEUNG Ka-fai as a ruthless bandit, ruling the lands of Northeast China from his fortress on Tiger Mountain. A captain of the Liberation Army (LIN Gengxin) launches a counter-insurgency against the dictator with a skilled investigator (ZHANG Hanyu) sent to destroy the gang from the inside. (C) Well Go USA


Gengxin Lin
as Captain
Hanyu Zhang
as Yang Zirong
Nan Yu
as Ma Qinglian
Liya Tong
as Little Dove
Kenny Lin
as Jianbo

Critic Reviews for The Taking of Tiger Mountain

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (4)

  • [It] has quite a lot to recommend it. But it also has a few glaring flaws that detract from it being stellar action fare.

    Jan 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • With its fanfare score, the movie has a nationalistic, didactic flavor and a tiresome devotion to spectacle. Even the climax is staged two ways.

    Jan 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Its slow-going opening stretch and assorted mawkish subplots might just be the price a viewer has to pay for the sight of Yang and Hawk slugging it out in a biplane as it careens down a seemingly endless escape tunnel ...

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • This lavish period piece contains enough thrills, spills and moments of cinematic grace that not only manage to push it through the rough spots but allow it to put most American action films of recent vintage to shame.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This account of the People's Liberation Army's strategic ambush of a bandits' lair delivers sinewy battles and twisty espionage with a husky northern flavor.

    Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

    Top Critic
  • So when Tsui revises and redoes the climactic showdown for the sake of entertainment value, you wonder if the Hong Kong-based filmmaker writes off the whole thing as revisionist history written by victors.

    Jan 1, 2015 | Full Review…

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