MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,093 this week

Shanghai Calling (2012)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 964 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 8 user | 13 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

A New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on business, where he finds himself in a legal mess that threatens his career. With the help of a relocation specialist and her contacts, he soon learns to appreciate the wonders of Shanghai.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 25 Mar 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 19 titles
created 02 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shanghai Calling (2012)

Shanghai Calling (2012) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shanghai Calling.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After her birthday party, ad executive Michelle finds herself caught between cheerful Tony, dreamy Bill, youthful Jeb, and rich Tiger. Overwhelmed with stress, another complication quietly forms in her life.

Director: Eva Jin
Stars: Bingbing Fan, Aarif Rahman, Daniel Henney
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

About an agent who is undercover in a foreign country while his wife has no idea what he does for a living.

Directors: Lee Seung-Joon-I, Lee Seung-jun
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, So-ri Moon, Daniel Henney
Red Wing (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A socially thought-provoking and stirring love story based on the French novella, 'François Le Champi' by George Sand.

Director: Will Wallace
Stars: Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Glen Powell
Resistance (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On 16 January 1944, a reconnaissance pilot survives a plane crash in Delahaut in the Nazi occupied Belgium. The boy Jean Benoit finds the wounded pilot and brings him to the house of Claire... See full summary »

Director: Todd Komarnicki
Stars: Bill Paxton, Julia Ormond, Philippe Volter
Papa I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Choon-Sub is a talent manager in South Korea. He can spot a talent like nobodies business but is lacking on making them into a huge star... See full synopsis »

Director: Ji-Seung Han
Stars: Ara Go, Yong-woo Park, Daniel Henney
My Father (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A U.S. soldier comes to Korea and tracks down his biological father in jail.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
Stars: Daniel Henney, Seok-Hwan An, Martin Lord Cayce
Sky Soldier (TV Movie 2012)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sky Soldier: Vietnam in 3D The Vietnam War is one of the most photographed in history. It was believed that all the images taken during the war were only in 2D -- until now. A recently ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Jennings
Stars: Bill Paxton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Clark and Will meet Alison and Ida in a wine bar, the foursome struggle to have the most fun that four, bickering, barely married, pre-middle-aged, decidedly dysfunctional adults are capable of having.

Director: Mo Perkins
Stars: Kyle Bornheimer, Eliza Coupe, Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Annie Undocumented (TV Series 2014)
Comedy

A 16-year-old girl discovers that she's an undocumented immigrant.

Stars: Nikki SooHoo, Connor Weil, Bridger Zadina
The Fugitive: Plan B (TV Series 2010)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ji-Woo (Rain) works as a private investigation administrator. He's good looking, lives luxurious daily life... See full synopsis »

Stars: Daniel Henney, Jung-Jin Lee, Na-yeong Lee
Tattoo II (2011)
Short | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A stranger approaches an aged tattoo artist with a special artistic and mystical request - He wants to know if the tattoo artist can copy an image he has onto his skin. The old man is ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Paxton
Stars: Daniel Henney, James Hong, Powers Boothe
Comedy | Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Daniel Hsia
Stars: Michael McConnohie, Ewan Chung, Yee Yee Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Awesome Wang (as Geng Le)
...
Sam
...
Brad
Bill Marcus ...
Pritchard
...
Cohen
...
Amanda
...
Donald
Ying Tang ...
Ayi
Yong Wang ...
Taxi Driver
...
Fang Fang
...
Marcus Groff
Lu Cai ...
Guang
Long Shen Dao ...
Reggae Band
Yanyan Wu ...
Natalie
Arran Hawkins ...
Chase
Edit

Storyline

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes home is far away from home.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Americatown, Shanghai  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,443 (USA) (15 February 2013)

Gross:

$10,443 (USA) (15 February 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Awake
Written & performed by Chris Ayer
Courtesy of Chris Ayer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light and romantic...
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about a young American lawyer whose employers send him to Shanghai to represent the firm in China.

There are at least three intertwining plots. Of these, the most touching and sweet romance occurs between two Chinese people.

There are several important characters. Of these, the most forceful is not a person, but a city: Shanghai, with its Chinese culture and lightning-fast business environment.

The story is simple: the old fish-out-of-water struggles of a confident person struggling in a new environment. The viewer doesn't learn much about the backgrounds of the two romantic leads who can speak fluent English to each other. It doesn't matter, because they are both adrift and recognize each other as they drift. That process is romantic.

Daniel Henney is so attractive, its hard to imagine that he would not already be a serious relationship back in the States. The same could be said of Eliza Coupe, whom he meets his first day in Shanghai.

Hijinks ensue, but the subdued kind. The Chinese kind. Romance ensues, but the subdued kind. The Chinese and American kind.

Worth watching, more than once.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Official Closing Night Gala of Newport Beach Film Festival Garfeimao
Outsourced gcanavan1
Something Puzzling Hexeon
Interview with Hsia about the movie's themes, etc travelganger
Will open the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival travelganger
Opens next in LA, May 10th travelganger
Discuss Shanghai Calling (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?