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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

48 Ratings: 3.5
A 2000 drama and martial arts film directed by Ang Lee.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a Chinese-language film in the wuxia martial arts style, released in 2000. A China-Hong Kong-Taiwan-United States co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of ethnic Chinese actors, … see full wiki

Director: Ang Lee
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: December 15, 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
19 reviews about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Quick Tip by . November 10, 2010
Frankly, I didn't enjoy this one as much particularly since I'm not a fan of Chow Yun-Fat. I remembered it as being too long and I don't even remember what the entire show is all about anymore!
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
What amounts largely to what I'm told as an Asian Fairy Tale with it's wire work and legends in a movie. Chow Yun Fat is awesome as is Michelle Yeoh in this story of a powerful sword taken by a young woman who gains power from it.
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
This film has visually stunning fight scenes and set design.
Quick Tip by . March 16, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
I respect the fact that it opened America's doors to Chinese Wuxia, but NOT the best wuxia out there
Quick Tip by . March 15, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Overrated and over long. I love martial arts movies, but this was just too melodramatic and predictable for me.
Quick Tip by . March 15, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
I pretty much grew up on Chinese martial arts flicks. I've seen better.
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
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Chinese Oscar winner for best foreign film serves well as intro for uninitiated but may leave old fans wanting more.
Quick Tip by . March 11, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
An amazing special effects movie built around a warm story.
review by . February 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is chock full of strong characters, beautiful music, and exciting fight scenes. Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh make an excellent pair as warriors who try to suppress their feelings. Moreover, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has a lot of heart. The movie doesn't have a lot of violence …
review by . February 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is chock full of strong characters, beautiful music, and exciting fight scenes. Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh make an excellent pair as warriors who try to suppress their feelings. Moreover, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has a lot of heart. The movie doesn't have a lot of violence …
review by . February 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It's been a decade since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first came out, and there have been dozens of copycat and other Chinese epic movies in the meantime, but this one is still the best. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is chock full of strong characters, beautiful music, and exciting fight scenes. Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh make an excellent pair as warriors who try to suppress their feelings. Moreover, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has a lot of heart. The movie doesn't have a lot of violence …
review by . March 23, 2009
How could this movie make so many peoples' top 10 lists? The plot was ridiculous. The fight scenes were no big deal (generally any low budget Chinese Kung Fu movie has similar scenes. What was with all the flying? And the 70 year old woman who reads a manual and becomes an awesome Kung Fu master?     The beginning of the movie introduces a sword that is very old (I think about 400 years) that gets stolen. It then turns out that nobody really cares about the sword.     It …
review by . March 08, 2006
Some people here cannot see the beauty of things even when it hits them in the face. Ang Lee has said he has always wanted to make a Wu Xia film and he did, he brought sophistication and strong production values which, while not uncommon in mainstream Chinese cinema, was less common in the martial arts or Wu Xia traditions.     Make no mistake; Crouching Tiger is a beautiful, beautiful movie. The colors are rich and the movements are balletic. But unlike lesser imitations, such …
review by . July 26, 2001
Every once in a while, I find it entertaining to watch a picture (or read a book) which falls outside the genres I usually enjoy. Last weekend, my wife and I watched this movie, and enjoyed it thoroughly.While I am not an expert on the genre of Asian film (by ANY strecth of the imagination) nor an expert on martial arts, I could not help but be impressed by the deftness of the acting, the expertise of the fighting scenes, and was overwhelmed by the stunning cinematography.It was certainly an enjoyable …
review by . July 01, 2001
This is a terrific film, combining the once-again-fashionable grandiloquent, epic sweep, stunning choreography (never before have fight sequences so resembled classical dance) and most remarkably, a stiffly extended middle finger to conventional blockbuster wisdom. Martial Arts movies typically obey pretty rigid conventions - they're not especially challenging on the cognitive functions and they're macho, violent and action-obsessed to the exclusion of all else (in particular characterisation and …
review by . February 19, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Great performances, fight scenes, cinematography     Cons: subtitles can be distracting at times (This is a very minor complaint)     The Bottom Line: If I was trapped on a desert island with one kung-fu movie, this would be it.     Oh wow. I feel like i've died and gone to kung-fu movie heaven. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is so good that I am completely speechless in trying to talk about it. So I really shouldn't be trying to …
review by . April 27, 2001
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the greatest martial arts movie I've ever seen. Like all great films in the genre, there are reams of battles, but Director Ang Lee has taken things farther. His movie isolates and preserves the pivotal element of personal excellence over the conflict itself. It is uniquely heroic to see a warrior's gravity defying leaps and bounds, conquer his enemy through virtuous character as much as actual feats of combat prowess, and stand triumphant over a legion of his inferiors …
review by . April 24, 2001
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the greatest martial arts movie I've ever seen. Like all great films in the genre, there are reams of battles, but Director Ang Lee has taken things farther. His movie isolates and preserves the pivotal element of personal excellence over the conflict itself. It is uniquely heroic to see a warrior's gravity defying leaps and bounds, conquer his enemy through virtuous character as much as actual feats of combat prowess, and stand triumphant over a legion of his inferiors …
review by . February 20, 2001
Pros: Magical, great story, great fight sequences...     Cons: I hate subtitles!     The Bottom Line: See it, you will not regret it!     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. This is a rebuttal review to mikemillar¬ís review of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon; it can be found at: (http://www.epinions.com/content_10010529412#ow).      Curious, my wife and I walked away from the film with …
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