Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000 / cinema

fantasy elements

Chinese folk tale; martial arts; leaping over roofs, running on water


[Michelle Yeoh in action]

This traditional-style Chinese folk tale involves the entangled fates of two pairs of would-be lover-warriors. It has it all: a great story, magnificent scenery, superb interior sets. And fantastic sword fights, some scary, some funny, but all very fast and furious (with lots of the traditional leaping, running up walls, over roofs, and on water). You'll never be able to take swashbuckling-style sword fighting seriously again. This is real .


Rating: 2

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]


[Michelle Yeoh]

Director -- Ang Lee

Chow Yun Fat -- Li Mu Bai
Michelle Yeoh -- Yu Shu Lien
Zhang Ziyi -- Jen
Chang Chen -- Lo
Cheng Pei Pei -- Jade Fox

(In Cantonese with English subtitles)

reviewed 12 April 2001

[Chow Yun Fat]