Jing Ke ci Qin Wang

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  • Summary: Zhao (Gong Li) is a concubine in China in the 20th century BC who is sent by her lover to become the lover of his adversary, gain his confidence, and then secure an assassin who can eliminate him.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    100
    Few Hollywood action pictures are half as exciting or ravishing.
  2. A stunner -- as big and messy as a war, as small and perfect as a diamond.
  3. Based on the true story of the first emperor of unified China, could be downsized and told as an American Western.
  4. 80
    It's epic in every sense of the word, and like most of Chen's historical dramas, not easy to follow.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    A string of striking set pieces hung on a dramatically shaky clothesline.
  6. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    63
    A gorgeous, gory epic, is a blow-your-mind masterpiece about the emperor who ruled more than 2,000 years ago.
  7. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    38
    A quagmire that reportedly has undergone multiple edits to reach its current incomprehensible state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PatC.
    Jan 29, 2007
    7
    Long & sometimes hard to follow, but worthwhile.

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