The Great Wall

103 mins
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From the director of 2002's Hero comes this fantasy-action blockbuster, an alternate history twist on why China built The Great... More

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The Great Wall | Ratings & Reviews

"If you want to see Matt Damon fighting an army of mythical reptilian beasts in feudal-era China, The Great Wall shouldn't disappoint. It's a remarkably straight-ahead genre piece with no delusions of grandeur, and at no risk of punching above its dramatic weight by keeping its goals nice and low. I probably won't reach for this Blu-ray in a few years from now over director Yimou Zhang's previous Hero or House of Flying Daggers; but I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun I had with it on the big screen."

Flicks, Daniel RutledgeFlicks

"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."


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

Time OutTime Out

"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."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"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."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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..."


"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."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"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."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

The Great Wall | Details

M, Fantasy themes and violence
Action, Fantasy
Country of origin
China, USA