House of Flying Daggers

The latest martial arts flick directed by Zhang Yimou, the creator of the great Hero (here’s my review), goes into wide release on Friday. Zhang Ziyi is a cutie as the blind kung-fuette, but I don’t much like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-style movies much, and this one seemed fairly ho-hum, being far less visually inventive than Hero. I got bored about halfway through and went and watched A Very Long Engagement for awhile, which looked good, but the plot — a complicated detective story in which the adorable Audrey “Amelie” Tatou searches for her fiancé after WWI — was incomprehensible if you sneak in during...

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Jan 12th 2005
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