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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

[7.50/10] The Flowers of War (2011)

The Flowers of War (2011)

QuickRating: Harsh, graphic and truly dramatic, if rather slow and overlong, "The Flowers of War" is just about as visually stunning and beautifully-shot as any of Zhang Yimou's previous movies (which are mostly masterpieces), yet hardly as striking and memorable. However, the director injects enough heart into the sad story to keep it moving and affecting even for Western audiences. Ni Ni is alluring as Yu Mo, but surprisingly, Bale's cocky portrayal lets the film down a bit.


Candice Frederick said...

wow, i didn't realize this was on dvd yet. thanks for the review (and the reminder)!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Candice, it's not actually.

Richi Rich said...

I've seen it in Singapore and like how the movie portrait the theme of the movie, which is sacrifices!

The acting by the nearly unknown Chinese actresses/actors are commendable.


George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Richi, I'm glad you liked it. I did too. Most members of the cast were unknown, but Ni Ni was not one of those for sure.