House of Flying Daggers

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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859 AD. The once great Tang Dynasty is now declining. Numerous rebel groups have formed, the largest of which is the House of Flying Daggers, based in Feng Tian county. They steal from the rich and give to the poor, gaining the support of people. The local deputies have managed to kill their former leader, but the rebel group only becomes stronger, due to a mysterious new one. Jin and Leo, two read morepolice captains, are ordered to kill the new leader within ten days.

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    Ambush from Ten Directions

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Apr 23, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I watched this movie years ago but I still remember its events clearly.
I was mostly attracted by the story : there was Action combined with romance (which is one of the favorite genres that I like to watch).
The story was like a moving painting with all the bright and dark sides of it just like other chinese Fantasy-Wuxia films that manages to keep you interested especially when there are fighting read more scenes on the screen.
The ending wasn't what we all want it to be but it's sort of expected for this genre of film.
If you're action-romance lover then this film's for you.
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Apr 27, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I just finished watching this amazing movie right now.
Up until the end I would\'\'ve given this movie a 10 in story, but the ending just ruined it for me. It wasn\'\'t a bad ending, it just wasn\'\'t my type of ending. Some people will probably love this movie and give it all 10\'\'s but for me the ending just wasn\'\'t how I would\'\'ve ended it so i\'\'m giving the story a read more 9, the acting was a 10 since all of them were amazing actors, the music an 8 because while it wasn\'\'t the best music it did fit the story just fine. As for rewatch value, while I personally don\'\'t like to rewatch movies or dramas until 1-2 years afterwards, I would rewatch this one so i\'\'ll give it a 7. Overall, i\'\'m giving this movie a 9 because if you\'\'re a fan of any of the cast(lucky me for being a fan of all three of the main actors!), or a fan of the Wuxia genre, or a fan of Chinese choreography, you\'\'ll absolutely love this gem of a film.
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Both are the same "type" of movies. They both star Zhang Zhi(the actress) as the lead woman. Both are absolutely amazing wuxia/martial arts movies.
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    Maya 3 days ago

    i couldn't believe my eyes that this was something made back in 2004..all along i thought this is a recent film!! so great!! one of the few movies that kept me from start to end!!

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    Rebeccaabena 6 days ago

    The first ever Chinese movie I saw back in 2007 (maybe) blown away by the production, must have watched it 3 times in 3 consecutive days

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    Lucas May 19, 2017

    over the top fun. i wish i could throw daggers like that, haha. very pretty, too.

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    Panda May 2, 2017

    Beautiful and artsy, youll love it from the first minute

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    moondust Dec 22, 2016

    They don't make Chinese films that are simply a piece of art like this anymore.

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    Emily Jul 9, 2016

    this movie was very excellent!! blew me away i did not expect it to be this good! very sad though. main couple is so cute the guy is hot the only thing is the ending was lacking. could have been a much better way to end it. acting is very good

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    Fillers Oct 17, 2015 - edited
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    DragonAlien Jun 11, 2015

    Cool, the picture is changed, I like this one even more.

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    urwonandonly Dec 19, 2014

    So many positive things about this movie! Great music, scenery, and fighting scenes! I was never bored. The acting was great as well... oh and there were many interesting plot twists! Loved it! My only complaint: the ending was kind of lackluster.

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    Munshee Aug 13, 2014

    I'm blown away by the scenes in this movie! Colors, movement and sound. If you ever have the chance DO turn up the bass during the drum scene. It was the most beautiful and epic scenes of them all.

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    kit1186 Dec 28, 2013

    I liked all the plot twists in this movie from Mei and Captain Liu

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    faroohaa Oct 11, 2013

    happy birthday

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    jaevil Feb 12, 2013

    Music from this film is amazing.

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    Grapejuice Sep 24, 2012

    Kept me interested through out the entire movie. Very good.

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    TheTranquilKnight Sep 13, 2012 - edited

    Truly a masterpiece!! Memorable of the best...Everything is perfect...and Zhang Ziyi <3

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    May 15, 2004
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 59 min.


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