Hero


Set in the third century BC, during the time of the warring kingdoms in China, this sumptious film offers different interpretations of the same events. A king, wanting to end the warfare by uniting the various kingdoms under his rule, appoints a swordsman to deal with some of his kingly rivals. After the deed is done, the swordsman recounts what happened, but the king offers his own interpretation of events...


99 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Nudity, Violence).
Action, Drama, On the Art Circuit.

Showtimes

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If you're wearing the wrong colour, you have to die...

Credits

Cast
Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen
Director
Yimou Zhang
ScreenplayFeng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang
MusicDun Tan
CinematographyChristopher Doyle
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2002
Produced byBeijing New Picture Film Co., Elite Group Enterprises





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
12
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Star
Tanya Farber
18
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Chris Wiegand
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
BBC
Nev Pierce
10

What the People say

Internet
14820 Netizens
16

Average .. 65%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Visually stunning, interesting story and plot twists, although the wire work was a bit suspicious.






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