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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh|
Director: Ang Lee
RunTime: 119 Minutes
Release Date: December 2000
Genres: Action, Foreign
Review by Angela C.
3½ stars out of 4
The film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a fable, set in China, with
something for almost everyone. Photography buffs will appreciate the
many scenes of the Chinese landscape, including verdant hills, modest
towns, and the blazing desert. Music fans are treated to an equally
diverse mix, from cello performed by Yo Yo Ma, to music reminiscent of
cowboy films. Adventure fans will see just about everything imaginable:
fencing, martial arts, horseback chase scenes, and even flying actors!
There is sparring in the treetops that is unparaleled for creativity, in
my many years of experience as a moviegoer. However, it will not satisfy
the appetites of those hardcore action fans who crave the adrenaline rush.
This is NOT a Steven Segal film. For the romantics, there are several
The most interesting aspect of the film for me was the struggle of Jen, a
young woman who is torn among many choices in life: a traditional marriage,
a nontraditional one, and a life of adventure with the good guys or the
bad ones. Here lies the true meaning and purpose of the film. The viewers
who will appreciate the film most are those who enjoy the exploration of
Ang Lee, the wonderfully sensitive and detail-oriented director of Sense and Sensibility has scored yet another triumph with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!
Copyright © 2001 Angela C.
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