Highly anticipated yet a let down movie. While Henry's charming smile can spell the magic on romcom movies, it does not work on this movie. He just does not hv the martial art fighter presence at all. His physique and move not convincing at all.
Movie from the masterful auteur Zhang Yimou...
An intricate plot double-cross spy thriller. It is a sumptuous production with amazing cinematography. This period thriller offers a gripping story with a good combination of action and melodrama from the beginning to the end. The movie sets in beautiful snowing Harbin. The camerawork excellently capturing the falling snowflakes while capturing the pulsating action scenes. Well-acted casts esp main protagonist Hewei Yu. His controlled performance when aching to watch his comrades dying and calm when defending himself in front of his equally amazing cold-blooded arch antagonist Ni Dahong.
a gripping genre-bending movie turning young love melodrama into a crime thriller. The two protagonists' measured layered performance so convincing that all the time invested to follow their characters paid off handsomely at the end. Bravo
I really enjoyed this movie. Denzel just top notch. While critics not a big fan of the end, I am. It is unexpected and very different. Denzel character helping jimmy to hv the closure and move. Up to Jimmy whether he could or not.