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 Shadow (2018)
Directed By: Yimou Zhang


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Last Viewed:2019.10.12
Last/Last Reviewed:2019.10.12/2019.10.13

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What a gorgeous film! A black&white film made in color, a mesmerizing performance from Chao Deng portraying 2 characters, all blending together majestically thanks to top notch cinematography, art direction, and seamless digital effects. The film features a creative and emotionally powerful grand battle scene that brings a great action set piece in an otherwise brainy affair. I just wished it had been edited a bit tighter. Similar in themes to Hero (2002), and slightly better executed overall, the film is nevertheless a bit less entertaining due to its slow pace for much of its runtime.

- Laurent Hasson