• Released
  • March 2, 2012
  • (Limited 3/2)
  • NR , 2 hr 12 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It is marvelously funny - a screwball comedy with more layers than a pearl - and visually sumptuous.
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80

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
Between the kung fu, the gunplay, a gentle romantic subplot and the extreme gastronomy – there's something for everyone.
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Comedy and shifting-allegiances intrigue more than compensate for the dearth of rousing action in this 1920s-set film.
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80

Variety

A rollicking, violent, Western-cum-comedy that serves many masters, but adds up to an entertaining hot pot of wry political commentary and general mischief.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Simon Abrams
Let the Bullets Fly is an intentionally overheated and very funny comedy about how the best-laid plans tend to fall apart in spectacular fashion.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

As an allegory on power, corruption and rough justice, it has flashes of intelligence and political acumen.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Low on nuance and high on body count, the movie is primarily of interest to fans of Asian action spectacles and followers of the charismatic Chow Yun-fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), here cast as both a dandyish villain and his idiotic double.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
It's best to just let the silly-to-spectacular set pieces fly by you and-tastes permitting-enjoy the Karo Syrupped ridiculousness on display.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A good-natured and highly enjoyable goof.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
At 132 minutes, the film is at least half an hour too long. Nobody asked me, but the best solution would be to keep the action sequences (such as the robbery of a horse-drawn steam train, an homage to Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West''), and scrap the allegedly "witty'' dialogue and difficult-to-follow plot twists.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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