Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/18/2012
Everything about this film is beautiful - from the tortured and emotional story, to the evocative score (with especially haunting songs), to the vibrant cinematography. This is a poignant landmark of Asian cinema that will stick with you long after viewing.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/01/2011
Interesting to see Yimou's early work. 10 years before Hero, he is using light and color as defining elements of this tragic story. Very memorable.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/30/2008
Beautiful examination of sexual politics in China told with excellent detail; Zhang Yimou's direction and Gong Li's performance are superb. Final Grade: A-