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The Flowers of WarThe film tells the story of an American (Christian Bale) who tries to protect a group of Chinese students and prostitutes from Japanese soldiers in 1937 Nanjing. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Actors of "The Flowers of War"
Characters of "The Flowers of War"
Directors of "The Flowers of War"Yimou ZhangBirthdate: 14 November 1951, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Creators of "The Flowers of War"Heng LiuGeling Yan
Critic Reviews of "The Flowers of War"Trevor Johnston Time OutJuly 31, 2012
Zhang's flamboyant camera choreography and diva-ish flounces of melodrama are vivid but misplaced.Richard Nilsen Arizona RepublicMarch 29, 2012
"The Flowers of War" seems like a pretty good film until you begin to think about it.Liam Lacey Globe and MailFebruary 24, 2012
An unsettling mixture of spectacular brutality and sentimentality that might make even Steven Spielberg blush.Greg Quill Toronto StarFebruary 23, 2012
The director's grip on the drama is often weakened by his penchant for creating spectacles.Wesley Morris Boston GlobeJanuary 19, 2012
All Zhang's splendor does is foster cognitive dissonance in an audience.Gary Thompson Philadelphia InquirerJanuary 19, 2012
A strange hybrid of "City of Life and Death" and "Father Goose" that nevertheless, in the hands of Zhang Yimou, musters a few striking moments.Sean Burns Philadelphia WeeklyMay 03, 2015
A florid, melodramatic tear-jerker of questionable taste but undeniable emotional impact.Graham Young Birmingham PostSeptember 12, 2012
The filming techniques cross Saving Private Ryan with Zimou's own Hero and other dynastic, martial arts-driven Chinese epics.Philip French Observer (UK)August 05, 2012
It contributes nothing of value to an understanding of these events.Tara Brady Irish TimesAugust 03, 2012
It can look tremendous, even if Zhao Xiaoding's hyper-stylised '90-retro cinematography sits uneasily beside relentless bloodshed and sexual violations.Peter Bradshaw GuardianAugust 02, 2012
Bale is forthright and emotional in the role, and with a hint of boyish vulnerability, even reminds us of his 13-year-old self in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.Nigel Andrews Financial TimesAugust 02, 2012
Maudlin make-believe in which a molecule of fact has been dropped like vermouth into a martini ...
Gallery of "The Flowers of War"
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