MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,113 this week

The Treasure Hunter (2009)
"Ci ling" (original title)

3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 777 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 15 critic

A notorious international crime group chases after a young chivalrous man, his mentor's daughter, and a famous archaeologist, who possess a map leading to ancient treasure.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 363 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 902 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Treasure Hunter (2009)

The Treasure Hunter (2009) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Treasure Hunter.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Qiao Fei
...
Lan Ting
...
Chop
...
Master Hua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chu-he Chen ...
Desert Eagle
Will Liu ...
Friday
Pu Miao ...
Swords Thirteen
Ian Powers ...
Russian Smuggler
...
Tu Lao-dai
Edit

Storyline

A notorious international crime group chases after a young chivalrous man, his mentor's daughter, and a famous archaeologist, who possess a map leading to ancient treasure.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

treasure | adventurer


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 December 2009 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Ci ling  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uninspired by perfectly serviceable hokum
25 August 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Trailing a dismal reputation in its wake and escaping without fanfare to budget DVD, The Treasure Hunter may have been made solely to cash in on pop star Jay Chou's huge popularity in Asia but it's a perfectly serviceable Summer movie if you're not expecting Taiwan's answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Mummy. Riffing on Romancing the Stone, Chiling Lin is the author of pulp adventure stories reunited with her Indiana Jones-like childhood sweetheart Chou – who restores stolen antiques to the countries they've been looted from rather than raiding tombs himself – when her estranged father's map to a lost city leads to her being kidnapped. From there on it follows most of the usual lost city clichés as the rivals race to get there first, just in time for it to fall to pieces and leave them to try to escape – naturally empty-handed – as lost cities are wont to do in these kind of movies…

It's join the dots stuff as it moves from setpiece to setpiece, not helped by having its two best action scenes, a fight with a knight made of sand and a 'sandstorm legion' of desert riders, in the first half of the picture. Nor are the characters particularly interesting despite the attempts to pad them out with backstories that go nowhere, relying heavily on the charm of the cast to paper over the gaps. Chou and Lin are personable enough, Eric Tsang alternates between warm nostalgic sentimentality and Lou Costello shtick while Daoming Chen strikes the odd pose as he stares into the faraway distance as The One Who's Been There Before But Won't Explain How He Alone Survived (but he isn't happy to be around raw meat), but at times they're used almost as much as scenery as the desert locations. Still, it's a lavish production that has some decent special effects and is modestly entertaining if you're in an undemanding mood and just looking for some easygoing eye candy. However, some of the horse falls look rather worryingly like illegal tripwire stunts.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Storyline description is completely wrong Saiga
Were any animals harmed in the making of this film? webster_jenny
Discuss The Treasure Hunter (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?