Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
Ang Lee’s mythical tale of ancient… (Taiwan?) is full of visual marvels and plenty of moments of awe that make the audience believe in the power of cinema to transport once again. However, upon further viewings and more butt pain because of the large length, the film is not “one of the best ever made” as has been praised. When you get down to it and think the film really isn’t about anything but retrieving a sword and feminist roles. The visuals are striking poetry and the action is exciting and top-notch and that’s what really counts in the end.
Nate’s Grade: B
Posted on January 18, 2001, in 2000 Movies and tagged action, ang lee, chow yun-fat, drama, fantasy, foreign, martial arts, michelle yeoh, oscars, romance, zhang ziyi. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.