Shadow

critic Reviews

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  • Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang Yimou near peak form.
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    Ard VijnScreenAnarchy
    At times, Shadow is a feast of sound and vision.
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    Evan DosseyMidwest Film Journal
    Intrigue drawn in ink.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    If you are a fan of visually dazzling films with heart than you will leave the theater awestruck by it.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    If you want to see a movie that stretches the visual and emotional boundaries of action films, "Shadow" is not to be missed.
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    Clint WorthingtonThe Spool
    Like many of Yimou's wuxia films, this is a picture deeply concerned with finding aesthetic beauty among the bloodshed.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    Zhang Yimou is back to his best.
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    Antonio R. JiménezEspinof
    Spectacle and elegance go hand in hand in this inspired epic by Zhang Yimou. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    A masterpiece, one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. See it in theaters, it will not be the same at home.
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    Andrew WyattThe Lens
    Deliriously stylish (and seriously grim).
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    Chris FeilFilmmixtape
    While Shadow doesn't break the narrative mold of its genre, the formal creative risk of its monochrome results in an intoxicating visual experience.
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