The Great Wall 3D

The Great Wall 3D

The Great Wall 3D

From the director of 2002's Hero comes this fantasy-action blockbuster, an alternate history twist on why China built The Great Wall - and what elite forces were trying to keep out. Stars Oscar-winner Matt Damon, Jing Tian (Special ID), Pedro Pascal (TV's Games of Thrones), Willem Dafoe (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers).

2016Rating: M, Fantasy themes and violence103 minsChina, USA
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The Great Wall 3D / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Zhang Yimou capably gives ... "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.

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Time Out

Time Out

Damon is good value, his avuncular charm adding intimacy to what could have been an empty spectacle.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The whole thing plays out as if it had been thought up by someone who, while watching "Game of Thrones" and smoking a bowl, started riffing on walls, China and production money.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Simultaneously futuristic and historic, the visual spectacle carries the film, while Zhang manages to include plenty of promised "Chinese elements", including a beautiful shot of traditional sky lanterns at one character's funeral.

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Stuff

Stuff

The Great Wall plays like The Last Samurai crossed with Jurassic Park, The Two Towers, Reign of Fire and one of those episodes of Thrones...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

If you were entertained by the trailers then it's a safe bet you'll enjoy this as a Sunday afternoon movie. Just don't expect too much.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The Great Wall is easily the least interesting and involving blockbuster of the respective careers of both its director and star.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There are plenty of fun CGI monster-skewering scenes, but a clunky plot, rigid script and equally stiff acting make this a crumbling disappointment, if not quite a disaster.

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