General Information

Glossary: S
Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 116 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama
Directors: Zhang Yimou
Writers: Zhang Yimou, Li Wei
Casts: Sun Li, Hu Jun, Deng Chao, Ryan Zheng Kai, Wang Qian-Yuan, Leo Wu, Wang Jingchun, Guan Xiao Tong
IMDB: Shadow (2018)

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IMDB Rating: 7.0


The New York Times - Glenn Kenny
A martial-arts movie landmark, as strong in its performances as it is spectacularly novel in its violence.
The Playlist - Oliver Lyttelton
This is a filmmaker in total command of every visual element — his compositions more compelling than ever, the production design almost verging on steampunk, and a special mention has to go to the extraordinary costumes — but it doesn’t feel stifling or precious either.
The Hollywood Reporter - Boyd van Hoeij
The real star of the show here is the strikingly gorgeous, often almost bi-chrome visual universe, inspired by the tai chi diagram — more commonly known in the West as yin-and-yang symbol — and traditional ink-brush painting, with its distinct combination of rich blacks and fluid shades of gray.
Variety - Jessica Kiang
Every supremely controlled stylistic element of Zhang Yimou’s breathtakingly beautiful Shadow is an echo of another, a motif repeated, a pattern recurring in a fractionally different way each time.
The Film Stage - Leonardo Goi
Shadow brings heart and spectacle together, and the result is a bombastic martial arts wuxia replete with duels of breath-taking beauty that will please longtime Zhang acolytes and newbies alike.

Shadow (2018)

About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.