Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: December 8, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
93
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 31 Critics
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31
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You have never seen a movie like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because there has never been a movie like it.
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Ang Lee, a world-class director working at the top of his elegant form, has done something thrilling. For all the leaping action, it's the film's spirit that soars.
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Rarely has combat been portrayed as beautifully as in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Taiwanese director Ang Lee's thoughtful meditation on menace, mortality and the martial arts.
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Watching it is a nonstop high.
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It is with gravity and levity and incomparable grace that Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- by light years the best movie of 2000.
100
At once elegant and sublimely silly, contemplative and gung-ho, balletic and bubble-gum, a rousing action film and an epic love story, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one bursting-at-the-seams holiday gift, beautifully wrapped by the ever-surprising Ang Lee.
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A spell-binding, engaging and often breathtaking work in which exquisite sets, costumes, photography and music combine with top-notch acting and out-of-this-world fighting scenes.
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Splendid, soaringly ambitious Chinese period fantasy.
100
Crouching Tiger is contemplative, and it kicks ass. Or put it this way: it's a powerful film and a terrific movie.
88
A soaring, exhilarating fantasy grounded in earthy emotion, Crouching Tiger more than lives up to the hype.
80
Whenever Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon resorts to flying fists or soaring sword battles, the Force is definitely with it.