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Set in war-ravaged China during the late 1930s, "Huang Shi" is based on true events. It's the story of a young Englishman, George Hogg (Rhys Meyers), who led sixty orphaned boys on a journey across the Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 77
- Fresh: 23
- Rotten: 54
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Though there are some powerful performances, notably those of Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat, and some sweeping visuals, the movie feels melodramatic and overheated.
Rotten: Very pretty but very stiffly written, The Children of Huang Shi strives for epic canvases relaying an intimate story.
Rotten: Perhaps it would have been wise for the director, Roger Spottiswoode, to make more efficient use of Chow Yun-fat, who shows up now and then as a resistance fighter.
Rotten: Audiences tolerant of cliched uplift may dab their eyes, but demanding moviegoers will look elsewhere.
Superb, Satisfying & Powerful
Great performances, captivating depiction of a true story. It is a very satisfying experience. It was inspiring to some extent to see how much was overcome and the tragic ending of George's life interpreted by Jonathan. They gave of themselves to care for the needs of the most vulnerable during Japanese occupation of China with all of the crimes of war being evident. It is worth two hours of time to admire sacrifice and determination to survive. The sad tragedy at the end is sad for George, but that's what happens to courageous people who give up lay down their lives for the beenfit of others.
I loved this movie. johnny was fantastic and the story was great. the ending is so sad.
A "Must See" Film!
I love this movie. The ending is sad but the story is simply beautiful!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
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