Yang is very content to let the scenes speak for themselves, without feeling a need to use dialog.
What makes this film so unpleasant, and yet so riveting, is its honest treatment of the story.
A movie can’t get by on just flashy characters, a tacked on love story, and over-the-top dialog.
It’s not a classic by any means but it’s a far sight better than what I thought it would be.
Despite a few technical glitches, The Faint held the crowd in their hand.
The movie soon becomes a delirious ride through all sorts of fantastic settings.
An enthralling thriller that uses quiet tension, superb acting, and a sharp script to keep you interested.
Just when you think you have it figured out, the movie forces you to rethink everything you just saw.
This is everything that I want from a Godzilla movie.
This film throws so much at you it’s nearly impossible to take in.
I just can’t get enough of movies with ensemble casts, wierd plots, and a sense of continuity that refused to go from Point A to Point B.
A condemnation of the hate and bigotry that religion at its most fanatical can bring about.
For the most part, the fights are brutal and gory. But it’s good for the kitsch factor.
A great, action-packed thriller that has definite influence from John Woo, on both visceral and emotional levels.
There are times when the movie gets a little mushy and melodramatic, but for the most part, it’s a blast to watch.
Why can’t more movies like this be made?
If you’re looking for a film that doesn’t trivialize the struggles that faith and conviction can bring, this is a good one.
An “intelligent” film from the guy who brought you Evil Dead 2.
For a movie that’s about a famous swordsman, we actually see very little of him.
Chow Yun-Fat aside, the rest of the movie seems too unfocused, unexplained, and uninspired to be enjoyable.