May 13, 2011
Thrilling and exhilarating. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Apr 25, 2011
A morass of melodramatic romance, torture, and suicide.
Apr 25, 2011
Director Jin Chen's grand historical epic evinces some impressive costume design and much natural scenic beauty, but never locates a particularly persuasive or enrapturing tone.
Apr 22, 2011
The writer, Shen Jian, and the director, Jing Chen, have made no concessions to the non-Chinese viewer in their compressed, chaotic narrative.
Apr 21, 2011
This busy attempt at merging large-scale CGI action filmmaking with outsized historical drama is unremarkable.