Red Cliff Synopsis
A massive war is waged between three kingdoms in China culminating in the battle of Red Cliff.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Anyone who enjoys stylized hyper-violence should be enthralled by this long, sweeping, murderously vivid dramatization of ancient Chinese...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The immensity encompasses such variety, subtlety and intimacy that you may find yourself yearning for more.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is magnificent filmmaking, and a magnificent film.
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88

Washington Post

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Red Cliff is a dichotomous beast: The computer-generated imagery that makes so much of it possible is served up in heaping,...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The spectacular battle scenes are the engorged heart of the delirious adventure. But Woo also gets maximum romantic value from Tony Leung...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
As expected, it has gaping holes where back stories used to be. Still, it's a historical war movie with impressive sweep, strong...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A scrumptious war movie.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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A prelude that provides the beams and columns for the narrative framework, but with a few decisive and spot-on action spectacles, it...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even at 148 minutes (and viewed twice!), you still feel as if you’re watching the longest coming attraction ever for a John Woo movie.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Overlong but ambitious, Woo proves he's as good at tactical maneuvers as he is at close-quarters combat.
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wtf? Whats up with all the low scores?

By fearlubu
All of them must be a bunch of haters. This movie is amongst the best asian movies last year This movie is about the battle of Red Cliff (Chi Bi) about the Records of the Three Kingdoms (NOT the...

RED CLIFF = DINASTY WARRIORS

By kanevo22
If you have ever played Dinasty Warriors or Romance of the three kingdoms and you love those games, then you must see this movie. I read the chinese novel (Romance of the three kingdoms) it was...

A prelude to an epic battle

By Spartacus2000
Based on the Battle of Chibi this is also the most expensive film to come out of Asia. A really large screen is needed to do it justice. Outstanding sets, costumes and acting make it worth your time...

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By Broken_Wings
If I were to never wake up tomorrow, I'd be satisfied with this being the last movie I watched. Yes, it's THAT great. Absolutely breathtaking. Literally! At times I had to consciously remind myself...

Red Cliff

By carcaan
John Woo expertly captured another masterpiece in Red Cliff. The "OLD Fox" was totally outfoxed at every move. The cinematography was excellent as the up close scenes earnestly depict. The "big...

muvie buff

By seemovieseveryweekend
This movie is exciting and intelligent. Built the characters well. I was wow'ed by the war strategies used. It is based on China's great history and is a must see for all!...

A GREAT EPIC

By filmweasle
In the same vein as "Last Samurai, Troy, and Braveheart... this movie provides drama, romance, action, strategy, and great special effects, to tell the story of one of the major turning points in...

you chinese haters!!

By krusnik
people, please show some self-love and dont see New Moon. I know that most of you will go see that instead of Red Cliff. Understand that this movie is a great pick with enough war scenes to make you...

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By petitecherie
Visually striking action packed war...

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By Leo10021
Emperor's Rivals Join Battles Greaaat!...

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Rated R | For Sequences of Epic Warfare
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Masterful Chinese battle epic is violent but fine for teens.
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