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House of Flying Daggers

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Yimou Zhang

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About the Movie

"Prepare your eyes for popping," in this "martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, headspinning fights and dazzling surprises" (Rolling Stone). "A gorgeous entertainment" (A.O. Scott, New York Times). Mei is an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened - and attracted - to the most unusual circumstances. Here, her heart and loyalties battle each other, amid warriors in the treetops and dazzling combat - the likes of which have never before been seen!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 167
  • Fresh: 147
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Like an extraordinary-looking but intellectually limited fashion model. – Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It has sequences of balletic martial arts action that can knock you back, open-mouthed, in your comfy multiplex chair. Yet the movie amounts to frustratingly little by the time it's over. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

Fresh: Zhang ... mixes old-school inventiveness with cutting-edge special effects. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It's the ravishment of romance, adventure, nobility, betrayal, all those big, primary-colored old-fashioned movie emotions. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Just a note

Just a note to potential buyers: This movie is subbed so if you dont like reading subtitles while watching, you might not enjoy it as much. But it's still a great movie, and I suggest you watch it subbed or not.


This is a great movie. Both visually and vocaly. Shot beautifuly full of visual feasts and the actors delivor. If you like this move check out Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. GREAT MOVIE.

Hey Ya'll, this film RULES!

Best martial arts mythological film since Crouching Tiger. Buy it now!!