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  • Summary: The body of a young girl is discovered in a bullet factory, but the circumstances surrounding her death are unknown. When two detectives pick up the case, they become the new targets of the killer.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Aug 29, 2012
    75
    It's a prevailing sense of decency that explains why The Bullet Vanishes is such an effective tonic for summer-movie fatigue.
  2. Reviewed by: French Clements
    Aug 29, 2012
    70
    When two charming detectives are sent in to detect stuff, the movie comes to life with their antsy, noose-escaping, quasi-vaudevillian kinetics.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 30, 2012
    70
    A stylish period thriller set in 1930's Shanghai, The Bullet Vanishes is one of the more striking Chinese imports.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 1, 2012
    60
    Any caseworking suspense is drowned out by an over-abundance of visual pizazz: disjointed shootouts, arbitrary camera angles and cinematography that draws the eye to lighting patterns, not people.

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