Wong Kar-Wai (Director, Writer, Producer) Tung Wai (Action Director) Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Zhang Ziyi Faye Wong Gong Li Maggie Cheung
Very well rounded - 9/10 (27 May 2001)
Pretty special - 9/10 (10 May 2003)
Zhang Yimou (Director) Ching Siu-Tung (Action Director) Zhang Ziyi Takeshi Kaneshiro Andy Lau Bill Kong (Producer)
Beautiful to look at - 7/10 (12 October 2004)
Tsui Hark (Director, Writer) Yuen Wo-Ping (Action Director) Yuen Bun (Action Director) Yuen Shun-Yi (Action Director) Ekin Cheng Louis Koo
aka ZU WARRIORS in the US (different cut?)
Sensory spectacle - 7/10 (17 November 2001)

Significantly edited for international release, and in all the wrong places - the first half, which builds up all the characters, is whittled down to virtually nothing whilst the second half, which is a bit too drawn out even in the original, is retained in full. The effect is to turn an epic war film into an action movie about a princess, and when the extended siege/battle comes you haven't built up enough interest in the characters to care about them, making its length seem even more excessive than in the original cut.

Superb epic - 10/10 (16 May 2012)
Lovely to look at - 7/10 (03 December 2006)
Wong Kar-Wai (Director, Writer, Producer) Yuen Wo-Ping (Action Director) Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Zhang Ziyi Chang Chen Zhao Ben-Shan
Incoherent and overblown - 3/10 (07 April 2013)

See also