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  1. Graceful Photon's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    A lot of court intrigue, a lot of action, but not a particularly clear story to back it. Lots of visual wow, but not much substance.

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    This meticulously planned epic film from Zhang Yimou ranks near the top of his rich and varied filmography. Exquisite in detail on every level this represents a master class in costume, set design and art direction while providing an incredible script and characterizations as well. The duplicity in plotting is supreme as are the performances from a perfectly cast ensemble. Essential cinema.

  3. Erica Narduzzi's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

  4. Marie-Christine L.'s rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Tragédie d'une profondeur shakespearienne, aux accents pathétiques et aux effets visuels remarquables.

  5. Aulia Indry's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Gua gangerti kenapa film ini keren parah. Sumpah gangerti lagi. Artistiknya gila banget, dimanjaain mata kita.

  6. anarresti's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    The operatic rigor, the aesthetic formality is quite astounding. With such outrageous grandiosity, every subtle gesture, look, twitch, hint becomes hugely meaningful. As usual Zhang Yimou produces scenes of great choreographed beauty. Watching it, I thought of the book "The Autumn of the Patriarch". The emptiness and loneliness of power is taken to the borders of insanity and egomania. Which quite suits power.

  7. tyb's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Yimou returns to the court drama of his early career, complete with Gong Li eminent as ever, but brings the over the top dazzling visuals from his more recent works to create the ultimate Yimou fusion. The web of intrigue is expertly weaved and despite the somewhat large cast, every character gets their chance to shine.

  8. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Craven! Watching was the cinematic equivalent of two hours of really gratifying, really ornate self-pleasure. It made me want to draw endlessly symmetrical yonic patterns.

  9. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

  10. Esra Yılmaz's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Stunning visuality after years I can still remember some scenes

  11. naobot's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

  12. João Rocha's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    3,5 * Entertraing with a regular plot ,glorious visuals, bad special effects, and a fucking great perfomance by Gong Li.

  13. Bob's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Beneath marvelous visuals and masterful direction of action and fight scenes lies a story full of intrigues within imperial family that transcends beyond the gates of palace. Betrayal and torment are everyone's playing cards and nobody comes out as a villain nor a hero. Still, the tragedy which is inevitable manages to hit emotional core even without a character with whom the certain feelings could be manifested.

  14. Roy's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Better than The Lord of the Rings.

  15. Barrett.'s rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Plays out like a beautiful soap opera about a family with secrets that crash to the surface. In the final act everything is turned up to 11, which is entertaining for the most part if not ridiculously over the top, also a great performance from Gong Li. Worth a watch but disposable afterwards.

  16. neubau's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    A beautifully orchestrated masterpiece, a defense of the patriarchal authoritarianism in China, from a major hypocrite director.

  17. pandakuma's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

  18. Sơn Phước's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Great acting (for Gong Li). Good cinematography. Good costume and setting. Decent directing with nothing special. The fighting scene try to be huge but not real. Too much drama. Bad story. Bad scree.play. = 2 stars

  19. Ros69's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Perchè mentre un filo di seta compone un fiore, tanti fili di seta scatenano una rivolta. Crisantemi su un fondo color sangue è ciò che l'amore e l'odio insieme producono tra mura dorate.

  20. Maz Broow's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

  21. benjaz's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Another great Chinese Martial Arts film, they never cease to amaze me.

  22. antler's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    drama...a tad too much drama-

  23. Máté Csóka's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    I like how the starting point's status quo returns in the end (square in a circle) and becomes much more justificated. After all the Emperor and the Empress are both antiheroes, so a fight between them (deduction of War and Peace) will cause only meaningless sufferings.

  24. Daniela's rating of the film Curse of the Golden Flower

    Fourth star just for the cinematography!

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