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From internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou (Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House Of Flying Daggers) comes a story of love and war. The dangerous streets of Nanjing throw together a group of opposites –a flock of shell-shocked school children, a dozen seductive courtesans, and a renegade American (Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, The Fighter, The Dark Knight) posing as a priest to save his own skin, or so he thinks – all seeking safety behind a walled cathedral. Trapped by marauding soldiers, over the next few days the prejudices and divides between them will fall away as they unite around a last-ditch plan to protect the children from impending catastrophe.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 23
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "Flowers" abounds with well-worn movie archetypes and slathers on schmaltz.
Rotten: Affecting at times, but finally feels overblown and heavy-handed.
Fresh: I can't get it out of my thoughts, and I recommend it highly.
Fresh: A strange hybrid of "City of Life and Death" and "Father Goose" that nevertheless, in the hands of Zhang Yimou, musters a few striking moments.
Any way. It's a good film
Christian's performance is awsome ,and he always do. All film makers has done so much for this film. Any way, It's a good film.
Flowers of War is a Beautiful Film.
This was one of the most moving films I have seen. Action and love. It really had it all. I highly recommend. Not sure how I missed it in theaters.
I have watched this 3 times and it taught me history and was well put together reflecting the rape of nanching
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2012
- © 2011 Beijing New Pictures Film Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
- The Flowers of War (Original Soundtrack)
- Various Artists