Box Office - 11/15/2009 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Woo's trademark affection for such traditional ideals as honor, dignity and sacrifice bleed from the screen like proudly-suffered war wounds..."
Wall Street Journal - 11/20/2009
"[T]he immensity encompasses such variety, subtlety and intimacy that you may find yourself yearning for more....RED CLIFF is a legendary filmmaker's visual symphony."
New York Times - 11/20/2009
"[H]andsome and intelligent and perfectly easy to sit through..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/27/2009
"The spectacular battle scenes are the engorged heart of the delirious adventure." -- Grade: B+
Los Angeles Times - 11/26/2009
"[RED CLIFF] is both a throwback and a change of pace....Filled with wall-to-wall battle scenes..."
Uncut - 06/05/2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "The set-piece clashes on land and water are immense but teem with fine detail....Woo has created a resounding epic, blending a distinctly Chinese ethos with a Hollywood sense of scale."
After directing stylish action films such as THE KILLERS and FACE-OFF, director John Woo turns to Chinese history for inspiration with RED CLIFF. The Han Dynasty is facing its death in third century China, and the emperor raises a million-man army against two kingdoms that are hopelessly outmatched. This war film stars Tony Leung, the beloved actor best known for LUST, CAUTION and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE.
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