(I) (2016)

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Based on 4 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Viewers are in good hands - if they're not too demanding - as Zhang Yimou puts the easily distinguishable characters through their paces.
It won't be remembered as Zhang's best film, but the director's artistic touch is on display in his long panoramic sweeps and artful use of colour. Simultaneously futuristic and historic, the visual spectacle carries the film.
Director Zhang Yimou capably gives period fantasy-action The Great Wall the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his signature visual dazzle, his gift for depicting delicate relationships and throbbing passions are trampled by dead-serious epic aspirations.
The characters are ciphers, the narrative is dull and even the sights and sounds become numbingly bombastic after a while.

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