About this movie
Cast & Crew
- Zhang Yimou
- Zhang Weiping
- Liu Heng
- Yan Geling
The Flowers of War
Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes
percent positive reviews
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
Bale is forthright and emotional in the role, and with a hint of boyish vulnerability, even reminds us of his 13-year-old self in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.– Full review
Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
Zhang gives his fondness for chaste melodrama and shimmering colours full rein: it's a style that suits his courtly martial arts films such as Hero, but this material would have benefited from a...– Full review
Trevor Johnston, Time Out
Zhang's flamboyant camera choreography and diva-ish flounces of melodrama are vivid but misplaced.– Full review
Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
As you'd expect, it's beautiful, emotional and exciting, if florid in style. Bale, beauties and English dialogue widen Yimou's appeal.– Full review
Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"The Flowers of War" seems like a pretty good film until you begin to think about it.– Full review
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