The Guillotines Synopsis
During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng sends a squad of assassins after his enemies.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It’s doubtful that Scorsese will redo this new Lau thriller, which is OK because the Chinese original is all fans need.
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The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The Guillotines expends most of its energy in its first 30 minutes, leaving the audience with roughly 90 minutes of soapy Qing Dynasty fan...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The incrementally served up pieces never satisfactorily cohere. The blades fly as do the heads, but the movie remains disappointingly...
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Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
Despite the multitude of cinematic tricks the prolific Andrew Lau has up his sleeve, the film is a disappointingly rote entry in the wuxia...
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
A corny saga of social and generational conflict, it's ultimately yet another Chinese period epic that functions as a thinly veiled...
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
An action fan could be forgiven for the medicinal taste that this slick but dissipating exercise leaves behind.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
All the solemnity is deadly: Not one of these superhuman gang members registers in memory, and you feel stiffed on gory giggles. Talk about...
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Rated R | For Strong Violent Content