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A.k.a.
The Assassin
Year
2015
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genres
Action, Drama, History
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
12,485
Checks
1,394
Favs
83
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
6.0% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. fonz's avatar

    fonz

    It looked pretty. But that doesn't mean I'll ever take the opportunity to watch it again. I can tolerate a methodical snail pace of a movie, especially when there is something to meditate on or even some payoff at the end. This wasn't necessarily pointless, there just wasn't anything that I cared enough to dig deep to discover. But it sure was pretty though. 4 years 2 months ago
  2. Larkspire's avatar

    Larkspire

    Stunning cinematography. Many films seem to shy away from such gorgeous high contrast and saturation (or maybe just saturation? I'm not good at telling the two apart once colour is in the picture).

    There's a lot of complaints on IMDb about how much of a slow burner this is. I can see how that would be disappointing if you were expecting Kill Bill, but if you're patient, it works very well and gives the film a lovely rhythm.
    4 years 5 months ago
  3. few visible scars's avatar

    few visible scars

    Oh dear .. I'm ashamed to admit I had no idea what was going on ..
    OK, cue for people to go "You are stupid, go back to watching Transformers" .. but I'm afraid without quite a lot of plot spoiling pre reading, I doubt few people will follow who-is-who and what is happening. Many will say it is slow .. well, it is.. but I happen to like slow, beautiful, thoughtful films, so I will leave it at that.
    3 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #50 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  2. This movie ranks #210 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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