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From the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers comes the martial arts epic masterpiece whose savage beauty and exquisite elegance has mesmerized and captivated audiences around the world. Set in the lavish and breathtakingly colorful world hidden from the eyes of mere mortals behind the walls of the Forbidden City, a tale of a royal family divided against itself builds to a mythic climax as lines are crossed, trust is betrayed, and family blood is spilled in the quest for redemption and revenge. Starring Chow Yun Fat of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as the embattled Emperor and Gong Li of Memoirs of a Geisha as his poisoned Empress, Curse of the Golden Flower grants you entry into a dazzling and spectacular world of betrayal, vengeance and passion that will change the way you think of martial arts forever.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 122
- Fresh: 81
- Rotten: 41
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: If looks were all it took to thrill, this opulent, near-operatic historical pageant would rank with Zhang Yimou's last two epics.
Rotten: To put a point to it, the lavish period costumes, operatic mise-en-scene and ceremonial grandeur of Curse of the Golden Flower clashes fatally with the nuanced nastiness of modern marital discord.
Fresh: This spectacularly decorated movie offers the enjoyment of watching Zhang chronicle the lives of one very nutty family. It also allows Zhang to load every inch of the screen with images so full that you half expect them to collapse under their own weight.
Fresh: For all the swordplay and martial-arts fisticuffs, Curse is its most delirious as a lavish argument for the soap opera's roots in Greek tragedy.
Beautiful cinematography, sad story
Just like other Zhang Yimou's movies, this movie has beautiful cinematography. The color coordination in this colossal movie is gorgeous and very synchronous. As far as the story goes, it is engaging but kinda sad.
"Curse of the Golden Flower" is a great movie with an exceptional plot, great twists, and impressive battle scenes.
The graphics were amazing and the plot had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The colorful costumes and settings were a plus. However there was more gore than I could handle and in a couple of points I had to fastforward because my gag reflexes being aggravated. The plot was a little eerie and depressing. However any fan of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon will, I think, enjoy this. That being said, don't watch this movie if you're a fan of the happy-go-lucky.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2007
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