House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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[This review was originally published at Christianity Today in December 2004.] -For the second time this year, American audiences are being treated to a martial arts epic by the acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou. But where Hero was a perfect title for a movie about a courageous warrior's quest for vengeance, the title of the new film, House of Flying Daggers, is misleading. In Japan, it is more appropriately titledThe Lovers. Daggers is a more colorful choice, but The Lovers correctly … [Read more...]

House of Flying Daggers: Don’t Miss It!

Film critics are beginning to groan about this being an interesting but less-than-satisfying year for movies. I've got to agree. Usually, the Oscar season reveals a handful of movies that are worth revisiting time and time again. This year, there's been one disappointment after another, with only a scattered few titles worthy of multiple viewings. And most of those are still significantly flawed.Usually, there's at least one film that has me shouting from the rooftops at the end of the year. … [Read more...]


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