Shadow

audience Reviews

, 80% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    There is a lot of set-up for the first hour or so but the imagery is always engaging even when it relies on obvious symbolism. Hard not to love those umbrella weapons.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    It's not bad, it's actually really good after you rewatched it a couple times. Although its story isn't unique at all, its visuals and cinematography are already worth it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The visuals and action are amazing and unique and earned all of the stars. The plot was complex and a bit dark, so different from the usual and expected. It required some mental effort to follow, and to my less familiar eyes I had a hard time keeping up with which character was which. However, the complexity of the plot added to the drama of the conflict.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great choreography and production design
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I don't usually like martial art movies but Shadow is an exception. The story is intriguing and the cinematography is drop dead gorgeous. Highly recommended.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great ambiance, scenes and plot. A very great reconstruction of ancient chinesse culture is performed in this action/suspense movie thourhg its dialogs, concept of honor and customes.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Fotografia incrível, bela arte marcial e roteiro surpreendente.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    There is no question that the movie is visually stunning and that the levels of palace intrigue are thoroughly entertaining. However, there are times when the movie seems to stall and some of the more subtle symbolism was lost on me during the first viewing. The ending, while doing a good job at wrapping up a lot of the converging plot lines, also leaves open a couple of unanswered questions that makes the audience want to know what happens next.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The movie is another beautiful and well made martial arts film directed by one of my favourite director Zhang Yimou
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I can't speak much to whether this is a good film or not as it's a genre I am not very familiar with but I thoroughly enjoyed this. The black and white aesthetic made for a really cool feel with the movie while still allowing color when viewing the actors close up (a best of both worlds). While the stakes are relatively low, the aesthetic, music, and action give this a sense of grandeur. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for something a bit different than what we are used to here in the U.S.