Reviews from China

Superlative - everyone should see this
Great, a must-see if you like the genre
Good, a decent example of the genre
Watchable, but only for serious genre fans
Half stars could have gone either way depending on mood.
Movie Name / Release Year Rating Summary Date Reviewer
Revenge Girl (2022) Points for effort 2024-05-10 Simon
Mutant Ghost Wargirl (2022) Kind of mad 2024-05-03 Simon
Judge Archer (2012) Inscrutable but intriguing 2024-05-01 Simon
The Wild Blade of Strangers (2024) Pretty good mainland wuxia 2024-04-17 Simon
Endgame (2021) Promising start but fails to deliver 2024-04-12 Simon
The Legend and Hag of Shaolin (2021) Surprisingly strong kung fu film 2024-03-31 Simon
Kids From Shaolin (1984) Jet Li's second film is goofier but ends with a bang 2024-03-24 Simon
The Emperor's Shadow (1996) A beautiful intimate epic 2024-03-03 Simon
Yellow River Fighter (1988) A rare mainland Chinese wuxia film 2024-02-04 Simon
Cliff Walkers (2021) Solid spy propaganda 2024-01-27 Simon
Snipers (2022) Zhang Yimou? Really? 2024-01-26 Simon
The Missing Gun (2002) Superlative cinema 2024-01-14 Simon
House Of Flying Daggers (2004) In retrospect this was a wuxia classic 2024-01-01 Simon
Ride On (2023) Glory fades 2023-10-12 Simon
Women Who Flirt (2014) ... or women who don't? 2023-08-30 Simon
Full River Red (2023) Weak by Zhang Yimou standards 2023-04-30 Simon
The Mermaid (2016) Some good scenes but not good overall 2022-08-14 Simon
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986) Expected more from this collaboration 2022-04-03 Simon
Operation Mekong (2016) Empty spectacle 2021-09-11 Simon
Suzhou River (2000) Drifting along 2021-08-03 Simon
Special ID (2013) Yeah... it's not good 2021-07-12 Simon
Last Letter (2018) Another gem from Shunji Iwai 2021-05-30 Simon
Ju Dou (1990) When I buy an animal I treat it as I wish 2021-04-03 Simon
Double World (2020) Big budget epic fantasy 2020-07-26 Simon
Shadow (2018) Strikingly beautiful and poetic 2020-06-23 Simon
Chinese Zodiac (2012) Messy but ultimately entertaining 2014-06-22 Simon
Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012) Beautiful, tragic fantasy 2013-04-21 Simon
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994) Captures a moment in Chinese history well 2013-01-30 Simon
White Vengeance (2011) Gorgeous production with interesting characters and plot 2012-04-23 Simon
Reign Of Assassins (2010) Highly enjoyable 2012-02-15 Simon

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