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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000
Romance
Fantasy
2h 0m
The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure. Li is embittered by the loss of his jade sword, and his unrequited pursuit of Yu is further complicated by the mysterious intrusion of an assassin. The identity of the assassin is gradually unveiled as another poignant tale of love begins to ravel with that of Li and Yu against the backdrop of Western China's magnificent landscape. (imdb)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000
Romance
Fantasy
2h 0m
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Rated 26 Apr 2018
95
91st
Everything about this movie is gorgeous.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
90th
Beautiful cinematography and wirework, but what impresses me most about this after rewatching it is that characterization is surprisingly good - even characters who are relatively minor are convincing and interesting. The film has a magic feel to it all the way through and is a pleasure to watch.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
23
1st
Asian movies where the people point to the next roof and fly there without any explanation are not my kind of movies.
Rated 05 Mar 2007
25
7th
May be of interest to those who like to call suspending people by wire "choreography". Of barely any for anybody else.
Rated 10 Sep 2008
92
92nd
I absolutely love this film (and the ambiguity of the ending!), but this is a good example of culture oversaturation - or, the phenomenon making the film more than it is at the time (and as a result, less than it is in the future). At least this film created a resurgence to see more Wuxia, but it also spawned a hellfire of stupidity (e.g. Iron Monkey, Hero, Zu Warriors. And Ashes of Time Redux doesn't get a wide release? Sheesh). Culture quibbles aside, great camerawork and assured direction
Rated 05 Aug 2007
94
97th
A literally wonderful window into a magically realistic feudal China.
Rated 06 Jan 2010
89
94th
Great movie. Something else than the things we're used to nowadays, but surely enjoyable. Even more than that. Great story, not that emotional but a beautiful love story troughout the film, full of action(superb fighting-scenes!)
Rated 16 Apr 2008
92
74th
A well-made film, visually gorgeous, great music, good performances and an interesting story; not really light viewing, but great if you want to spend an absorbing few hours.
Rated 22 Jul 2009
7
68th
I have never cared about a story less in my life. I just wanted more fighting, more flying and more beautiful cinematography. And my god is the cinematography beautiful. Yun-Fat Chow and Ziyi Zhang are both incredible as well. That scene in the trees is gonna be unforgettable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
97th
A beautiful and tragic epic that manages to bring depth to a surpisingly large ensemble of characters. The fight scenes are also thoroughly well done.
Rated 30 Mar 2011
30
1st
This film essentially goes like this: Weeeio weeio weeio (Kung Pow-style - but not in a funny way) Chinese wisdom cliché weeio weeio weeeo Chinese people flying and dancing in trees.. more weeio weeio and more Chinese people who whine about a sword instead of just giving Chow Yun-Fat some guns.
Rated 12 May 2014
26
78th
Everything is awesome!!! Everything is cool when you're flying through trees!!!!!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
90th
This is one of the movies that I can truly say is a beautiful work. All of the cinematography and choreography is spot on and breathtaking, and the story is a true epic.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
84
60th
Poetic fantasy tale, filled with memorable images.
Rated 15 Apr 2007
0
8th
Crouching tiger, sleeping audience
Rated 30 Jan 2007
100
99th
The acting, choreography, cinematography and accompanying music are all perfect. The storyline is wonderful, and the scenery is simply beautiful throughout. I really can't praise this movie enough.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
13
8th
Art meets unrealistic martial arts, boredom ensues.
Rated 23 Sep 2008
87
90th
Really beautiful eastern fantasy movie.
Rated 27 Jul 2011
3
38th
What's surprising, seeing Crouching Tiger after all this time, is how heavy it is on character and story. There's, what, 15 minutes of fighting in a 2 hour movie, and the real focus is on its themes of love, pride, and cultural/gender roles. Fortunately, it's very engaging on that level, and its simplicity gives it the feeling of a fable or fairy tale (as does the film's sense of mysticism, via all those pretty choreographed wire scenes). And yeah, it sure is nice to look at.
Rated 15 Jan 2015
2
11th
god, why do i even bother? what a fucking boring movie.
Rated 12 Jul 2012
98
72nd
It rarely happens that a traditional martial arts movie has a strong story to justify its action. But, not with Ang-Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Gliding in the air, climbing the walls, defying the laws of gravity; All these would have been termed humbug if it were not for this movies. The action is poetic. The leading ladies remain graceful, yet strong; And the male protagonist strong, yet graceful. This movie is a poem.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
14
14th
I don't need a crappy love story in my wire action.
Rated 25 Jan 2009
73
56th
Mostly pretty entertaining action and while the camera-work was good, it was never particularly creative or terribly interesting. Worth watching, but won't be on my list to re-watch.
Rated 20 Aug 2007
5
6th
It's all about the culture shock. This movie is terrible. The martial arts are terrible. The story is terrible. The requirements of belief suspension are beyond that of any modern audience. But the scenery is nice.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
98th
The most poetic, mainstream, action-romance I've ever seen. The best achievement by a director during this entire decade.
Rated 18 Nov 2010
75
72nd
Ang Lee's lyrical "Wo hu cang long" gracefully blends breathtaking fight sequences and romance while significantly amplified by stunning cinematography and camerawork, a beautiful score and solid performances. Although not a fan of martial arts, I was compelled throughout and even in awe of the craftsmanship that went into the fights. And despite not breaking any new ground in terms of storytelling, the film wins you over with its visual lushness and tremendous artistry.
Rated 18 Sep 2009
8
78th
"Once upon a time in zero gravity China..." Acting and story are adequate, watch it for the breathtaking fight scenes and cinematography, nuff said, though I think I'll like it more after a 2nd viewing...
Rated 16 Jan 2009
92
67th
the ending is superb and it was a real kick in the head for me. I never expected such a tremendous finale from a 50/50 ordinary kung-fu movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
The beautiful story and scenery make Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon more than a regular kung-fu adventure. It's romantic and unique, and the acting is top notch. Awesome!
Rated 25 Sep 2010
83
95th
Entertaining and touching and bringing to the forefront cinema techniques that were old hand in Asia for decades before this.
Rated 27 Feb 2011
98
96th
A movie that has beautiful story, choreographed fights, and cinematography. The editing, more noticeably in the fight scenes, is superb and the ending is poetic.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
36th
Impressed but not as much as I thought I would be.
Rated 18 Mar 2007
83
67th
Crouching Tiger is a creative movie that spawned off way too many copy cats for its own good. It's hard to put the blame on this movie when it's so good in its own right, but damn, that style it has got annoying really quickly.
Rated 31 Dec 2007
80
61st
This is it: the movie that sparked American interest in Japanese film. It's overlong and self-indulgent at times, but it's still fantastic.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
65
78th
Beautiful movie!!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
97th
An inspiring, awesome motion picture. Drama, love, action, humor - it's got it all.
Rated 12 Jul 2013
90
66th
This movie just blew me away. Best foreign film, in my opinion. If you don't mind subtitles, check this one out. You won't be disappointed.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
30
8th
I mean... it's a bunch of guys flying around. It's live-action Dragonball Z without the flashy special effects. My love of Oriental aesthetics saves the ranking.
Rated 29 Jun 2007
25
11th
Dull... can't figure out what was so special about this film... maybe I just didn't get it. Lovely style though, but not enough to save the film.
Rated 24 Jan 2009
50
13th
Booooring.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
10th
When they start to fly, I just can't suspend disbelief. I'd rather watch an old Chinese made chop-chop movie.
Rated 22 Aug 2007
55
51st
Good movie, imho a bit overrated.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
85
92nd
An exciting and ridiculously well coreographed action/martial arts movie. It's also a graceful, beautiful and extremely poetic love story. So watch it for the fights, watch it for the poetry, watch it for the cinematography, just make sure you watch it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
7
84th
It has some really imaginative action scenes, good performances, and gorgeous cinematography, but for whatever reason the story fell a bit flat for me. It's still well worth watching though. Spawned a million knockoffs, a few of which were good.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
50
56th
liked it when i saw it, but have never had the desire to see it again.
Rated 23 May 2013
79
80th
I love this movie a lot more seeing it a second time, but the beginning was still pretty difficult for me to get into. Lots of names are thrown around in the early parts of the movie, but it ends up boiling down to a story of about five people in total.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
39th
Everyone is raving about this movie like they've never seen a Tsui Hark Hong Kong movie before. Well this may be a bit more Americanized, yet it's still subtitled. Yes many of the fight scenes are awesome (with cute girls!), still prepare to settle into some slow spots. Half of the ending was good, the very ending, well, i don't care for that sort of thing.
Rated 17 Apr 2012
74
76th
They fly and stuff and it is very beautiful and I would so much rather just watch Jackie Chan jump through the front of a car to kick a guy in the backseat.
Rated 17 Jan 2009
78
75th
I'm a whore for crazy asian movies where there's flying involved. Something very magical about 'em. It's like modern day ballet....only with karate and stuff.
Rated 08 Nov 2007
75
53rd
Beautiful and crafty. Not much more.
Rated 09 Nov 2010
95
98th
There is magic in this movie. Watch it again when you are older and you'll understand ;)
Rated 02 Sep 2008
97
98th
Sets the standard for epic martial arts films. CT,HD features some of the greatest acting and action in the genre. The cinematography though, is the highlight. From visionary choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, made famous by his work with the first Matrix film, the characters often become weightless in their battles, making for some of the most gorgeous sword fights ever filmed. Propelling the film's story is an aching tale of unobtainable love and the difficulty of being a both a warrior and a lover.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
18th
Though lush in visual and remarkable in its use of wire-martial arts to create almost ballet like action, this operatic (in scope and characterization) story totally fails for me on so many fronts, and resolves so poorly that I wonder why I even bothered trying to watch it. I felt it was one of the most disappointing and overhyped films of all time.
Rated 14 Jan 2008
87
82nd
This movie displays some of the most amazing choreography to date, adding a fantastic storyline and a likeable atmosphere.
Rated 15 Jan 2009
95
98th
One of my favorite wuxia tales.. period.
Rated 09 Nov 2007
75
39th
Nice love story, crappy ending. Everyone just dies, seems like they ran out of time on the film or something.
Rated 01 Jul 2009
85
55th
Now I am not one for Kung Fu and always this mystical flying around garbage, but this movie was dazzling, stunning, and a excellent feast for all senses. Don't think that it is going to be all action and don't think it is going to be all love story it is multi-layered and very approachable for a foreign film. This is one of those Asian films that comes along and opens people up to new ways of doing movies, but it can be a little flat and stalls at certain points. quite normal for asian films.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
80
0th
awesome movie by ang lee
Rated 21 Aug 2011
99
0th
wonderful
Rated 28 Jun 2022
73
42nd
Great action choreography and camerawork. All else is flat, in typical Ang Lee fashion.
Rated 07 Jan 2010
65
54th
classic new Kung Fu. A little overrated, but still good.
Rated 02 May 2019
30
10th
I mean, it's your typical nonsensical wuxia outing. Honestly think there's gotta be some self-orientalism at play with how this blew up in the west. There was a portion that felt a bit inspired by westerns that was mildly interesting.
Rated 09 Jul 2008
80
33rd
fictional background abt a warrior and the traditional background to weponry in china bt its very flowing
Rated 14 Oct 2008
86
40th
Beautiful
Rated 31 May 2008
85
71st
Certainly not the classic that everyone makes it out to be. Fairly good, not great.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
5
12th
BORING as hell... i couldn't watch the first five minutes of the movie cos it sucked so bad
Rated 02 Jul 2009
80
62nd
an unprecedentedly beautiful fantasy tale that brought new wind into both american and asian cinema. Dramatic lovestories, epic landscapes and great choreographies made this my favourite martial arts movie to date. Many like it followed, but tiger & dragon remains firmly on top!
Rated 18 Nov 2015
80
73rd
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Rated 18 Apr 2011
40
9th
terrible magic kung fu wire tricks, weak story. It is like hollywood: see what is being done well, then try to spend money to imitate it and fail terribly. No internal spirit
Rated 29 Aug 2012
50
7th
a lot of flying across rooftops
Rated 25 Mar 2022
90
84th
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took what Rumble in the Bronx did for Chinese cinema in America and showed us Chinese film. Ang Lee's direction of this beautiful film made him a household name and got his foot in the door for a lot of hit and miss projects during the early 2000's. The relationship between Yeoh and Chow is beautiful. I really like that it is an adult relationship but there is something very adolescent about it as well. Zhang's addition to the dynamic is interesting as well.
Rated 17 Aug 2010
80
94th
A sweeping original for Hollywood.
Rated 30 May 2007
80
65th
Once I accepted the fact that these people can fly, walk on walls, and bounce off of trees, everything made sense. Loved the action and fight sequences which made up for an otherwise slow story.
Rated 31 Dec 2021
81
69th
"sv_gravity 100"
Rated 01 Apr 2020
81
78th
80.5
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
94th
An epic kung-fu romance...they just don't make em like this...ever.
Rated 13 Apr 2018
70
62nd
Not sure Wuxia and me will ever become friends - the theatrical dialogues rile me even more than the flying. Impressive production though.
Rated 09 Jun 2009
70
59th
Personally I don't get this tree-dancing thing.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
58th
Yes, okay, it was kind of cool. I happen to hate fake-looking martial arts though, and all of the genuinely AWESOME moves were overshadowed by all of the floating "look at me I'm on strings" moves. That being said, still a pretty good movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
91st
Awesome wuxia with a superb mixed cast of young actors and old school veterans, plus some gorgeous visuals. A real treat, as long as you can accept the conventions of the genre (flying swordsmen, magic blades, etc).
Rated 22 Jan 2018
94
98th
Expansive, visually stunning film. Loved it.
Rated 09 Feb 2017
50
24th
The fight scenes are godlike. The rest drags itself along terribly, especially the "poignant tale of love"(??). Decide for yourself.
Rated 12 Nov 2007
70
33rd
Pretty and hypnotic, although also fast-paced. Aesthetic violence at its best.
Rated 22 Jan 2014
97
92nd
The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.
Rated 08 Mar 2014
72
53rd
Beautiful cinematography, exhilarating fights, great acting, but once we reach the desert flashback the film looses track and never really recovers. Still entertaining, but in desperate need of better structuring.
Rated 19 Jul 2009
90
96th
The original that didn't forget the power of the story in the midst of the stunning cinematic. Ang Lee is a master in whatever he chooses to direct
Rated 02 May 2023
80
62nd
A beautiful film, somehow at its most beautiful during fight sequences. "Now give yourself up and find yourself again"
Rated 12 Dec 2006
55
9th
It took me three times to finally get through the whole thing and while I see what others could like in it, I was just never interested.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
99th
What a day for a daydream...
Rated 25 Jul 2007
85
62nd
Groundbreaking but still a bit silly in spots.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
40
19th
Cool fight scenes, bro?
Rated 03 Apr 2013
3
26th
Unmemorable
Rated 12 Jul 2008
88
88th
Tight, well acted martial arts sword-fest. Everyone can fly!
Rated 21 Jul 2009
3
74th
If you're into Wuxia this is pretty great, and even if you're not it's still a good film, if a bit silly in its martial arts cliches. The great set pieces make it recommendable.
Rated 30 Dec 2007
75
50th
A beautiful looking film, but I wanted to jump-float out of the theater halfway through and into my bed.
Rated 10 May 2008
73
26th
Crouching Mokey hidden plot
Rated 11 Mar 2009
89
87th
Ang Lee's redemption, a movie that touches the heart of those who value the honor...
Rated 27 Oct 2008
29
30th
smukke billeder, men jeg synes det er kedeligt i længden...
Rated 04 Dec 2011
88
39th
ucan adamlar, hizli heyecanli sahneler, filmden ciktiktan sonra cok ucma denemesi yapmisizdir :)
Rated 23 Aug 2022
10
2nd
What the fuck was this

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