100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Where it really counts, though, it's the same good old comic action fantasy.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Now the movie can be seen for what it was all along, remarkable by any standards.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Viewers impressed by the fairly standard martial-arts action of "Crouching Tiger" will really be wowed after seeing this film.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
This superficial plot, almost devoid of characterization or weighty emotions, is an excuse for ferocious, fast and frequent combat.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The characters may be speaking Chinese, but such rousing entertainment needs no translation.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Gravity-defying kung fu choreography.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's indescribable fun.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
They're as special as special effects get.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A long-on-video 1993 release now restored to its original Cantonese with different music and more audio pop.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The requisite set piece, which will remind you of the treetop sequence in "Crouching Tiger," involves a fight atop a forest of burning poles, exactly the kind of thing you want in a movie like this.
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79 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.