• Released
  • September 3, 2010
  • (Limited 9/3)
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop Synopsis
A noodle-shop owner's plan to murder his wife and her lover goes awry.
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88

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Almost feels as if it is two different films. One is the opening 20 minutes or so, in which most of the screwball comedy takes place. The...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A twisty, spectacular farce.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a minor work in the Yimou canon, but a major visual treat.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
In its most tiresome moments, Noodle Shop overestimates the wit of its formal exertions, and feels less like a film than an exercise that...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's more like a cartoon with a body count.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
As "Blood Simple" fans should expect, Noodle Shop is a comedy of presumed deaths and unexpected revivals, with some victims flat out...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Some may enjoy the slapstick, which plays like "Harold & Kumar Go to Old Peking," but this bloodless Coen crib job is simply not my cup of...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple" as a Chinese period thriller-farce in a desert setting. A high-rolling but garish...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop has to be the loopiest, most unexpected remake ever.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I wish I could say that the film is half as intriguing as it sounds, but A Woman, a Gun... lacks the Coen brothers' precision, their...
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Five Word Review

By Terrorazer
subtle colorful over-the-top funny weak-development...

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Rated R | For some violence