A condemnation of the hate and bigotry that religion at its most fanatical can bring about.
A great, action-packed thriller that has definite influence from John Woo, on both visceral and emotional levels.
Why can’t more movies like this be made?
An “intelligent” film from the guy who brought you Evil Dead 2.
Chow Yun-Fat aside, the rest of the movie seems too unfocused, unexplained, and uninspired to be enjoyable.
The humor is wonderfully low-key and dark, the dialog is witty, and the performances are incredible.
Yes, the book was much better.
I just didn’t find it to be the great thriller it was made out to be.
As far as mindless action flicks go, I’d probably prefer this to some musclebound action hero spouting cheesy dialog.
This Russian sci-fi film is probably most comparable to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001.
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.
For the most part, the fights are brutal and gory. But it’s good for the kitsch factor.
There are times when the movie gets a little mushy and melodramatic, but for the most part, it’s a blast to watch.
If you’re looking for a film that doesn’t trivialize the struggles that faith and conviction can bring, this is a good one.
For a movie that’s about a famous swordsman, we actually see very little of him.
A list of interesting-looking upcoming films.
One of the few movies in recent memory where I was forced to look at the concepts and ideas behind the dialog and images.
There were several times throughout the film where you’ll either shake your head in disbelief at how awful it is, or you’ll just find yourself wondering how Belt can be that cool.