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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
1,644
Favs
95
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
5.8% (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. 8 years 6 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.
    8 years 9 months ago
  3. globetrotter's avatar

    globetrotter

    Wow. Fantastic. Some of the best cinematography I have ever seen. 8 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #47 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  2. This movie ranks #50 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
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  3. This movie ranks #127 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  4. This movie ranks #857 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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