Well Go | Release Date: October 7, 2011
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GeneOct 18, 2011
The first half of the movie, with violence, uprisings, and battles is a blast. Unfortunately, when things settle down into politics it takes a nosedive. There is no character development whatsoever, one minute they show a character that seemsThe first half of the movie, with violence, uprisings, and battles is a blast. Unfortunately, when things settle down into politics it takes a nosedive. There is no character development whatsoever, one minute they show a character that seems interested and conflicted, then they do a cut of two days later where's completely convinced of the right thing to do. That's about the whole second part of the movie. People arguing/deciding stuff, with the interesting character development only happening offscreen. I would have given the movie a better score if they shaved off the really painful final 30 minutes off of it. Expand
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DLWilsonOct 20, 2013
I am amazed at the shallowness, ignorance and insularity reflected by both the reviews and the user reviews for this fine move. It is an excellent, well-paced summary of one of the most important, pro-democracy revolutions in world history.I am amazed at the shallowness, ignorance and insularity reflected by both the reviews and the user reviews for this fine move. It is an excellent, well-paced summary of one of the most important, pro-democracy revolutions in world history. It may elude those whose knowledge of eastern civilization began and ended with a two-page review of it in a tenth-grade history book approved by the Texas School Book Commission, but for those of us to whom the name Sun Yat-Sen is well known as the father of democracy in China, and whose overthrow of the ancient imperial dynasty brought China into the modern age, this movie is as alive and exciting as any movie made about American history, including even (or especially) "Gone With The Wind", which next to this film looks like a second-rate soap opera. You know, it is the abject ignorance reflected by these reviews which may yet lead some Tea Party types to start World War III with China one day. Ye gods. Read a book, people! Get to know the good people of the most populated country in the world.

The production values of this film are first rate and immerse the view in the reality of the time. All the acting is above reproach, especially that of Jackie Chan, who co-directed, and who in this move establishes himself as an actor to be taken very seriously. From beginning to end, this movie has been a delightful discovery, and an informative filling out of the history of these important events. I feel privileged to have found it.

My only gripe at all, the ONLY one, is that the informational inserts were too small. But their content was important and I was grateful for them.

I thought Warren Beatty did a wonderful job with "Reds", a great film about the Russian revolution which, like this one, involved some Americans and West Europeans. This film is very much like that one, and it is as successful in artistic terms. I wonder if the lack of support for this film has to do with the fact that the lead characters were not Caucasian. Think about it.
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DreskarAug 3, 2012
I am giving it a 6, mainly because the movie is rather enjoyable, especially if you are interested in history but it makes the cardinal mistake of too much information crammed into too little time. The movie would have definatly benefitedI am giving it a 6, mainly because the movie is rather enjoyable, especially if you are interested in history but it makes the cardinal mistake of too much information crammed into too little time. The movie would have definatly benefited from being split into two films and allowed for the story to better pace itself. As it stands it is almost a crash course in the fall of Imperial China and the rise of the Republic of China later to be replaced by one failed Imperialist movement, and then transformed to communism. The movie itself follows the uprisings trying to overthrow the Qhin Dynasty and the political struggles of the falling government as well as the rising one. The action is frantic and adds to the chaos of battle, yet you can still manage to tell what is going on though unfortunately allot of subtitles tend to fly by talking about battles and events we never get to see. Again as said earlier a two-parter would have been much better to tell this epic story. Expand
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nate8Feb 5, 2013
-overly focused on listing historical names, events, arguments -grandiose statements and undeveloped characters created shallow unbelievable personal interactions
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MW1AA2GsJan 25, 2015
I must agree with DLWilson, because the reviws for this movie are... pretty bad. But in all honesty this is a great movie, though it's deffinitly not perfect. The first major problem is that people dislike... that it was to historical, wellI must agree with DLWilson, because the reviws for this movie are... pretty bad. But in all honesty this is a great movie, though it's deffinitly not perfect. The first major problem is that people dislike... that it was to historical, well that makes sense for insane people but it really makes me quite annoyed. Another complaint is the camera work is bad, which I really don't understand at all, so I guess it's just a matter of opinion on that one. But in truth the thing that makes this movie so incredible is how historicly accurate it is, and when I compare that to movies like Grave of The Fireflies and Unbroken, who were more intrested with trying to show death and desperation in the most romanticized way possible, this is quite refreshing. Though the movie did have a few problems: I didn't like the American inventor very much, he just seemed really random. But other then that, and a few other problems, it was a great movie... and if anyone says they disliked reading subtitles, then I would really question anime scores. Expand
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