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The Assassin

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A female assassin is ordered to dangerous mission to kill a political leader in 7th century China. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the 'order of the Assassins'.
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Cine Premiere
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October 05, 2016

A sophisticated and flawless Asian film that its parsimonious pace may make it a little boring for anyone used to the Hollywood conventions, but well worth of the opportunity to approach filmic forms from other latitudes. [Full review in Spanish]
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El Universal
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October 18, 2016

A film of an absolute poetic and radical aura with dramatic and aesthetic virtues. [Full review in Spanish]
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BuzzFeed News
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November 10, 2015

It's so lovely, from the brocade draped interiors to the mist moving over a landscape in the half light, like a series of confounding paintings placed end to end.
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Seattle Times
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November 05, 2015

The visuals relegate the acting to secondary importance. They overwhelm the story. And they make "The Assassin" unforgettable.
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Film Inquiry
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February 24, 2017

The Assassin feels like a stereotype of a movie that will be beloved by critics but reviled by audiences, even within art house and genre film circles.
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Detroit News
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January 15, 2016

"The Assassin" is gorgeous to look at, but not all that compelling to watch.
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Proceso
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October 13, 2016

A film where everything could be solved in 20 minutes. In a few words: a total waste of time. [Full review in Spanish]
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San Francisco Chronicle
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November 02, 2015

Part of the problem is Hou's style works at odds with the material.
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Cinexcepción
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October 06, 2016

An exceptional film with its exquisite staging, despite the difficulties in its story. [Full review in Spanish]
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 19, 2015

Worth seeing for the cinematography alone.
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Globe and Mail
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October 30, 2015

The Assassin is like some stereotypical beauty - gorgeous, but frustratingly incapable of prolonged conversation.
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