Shanghai (2015)

This period drama concerns an American (John Cusack) in Shanghai who, through the investigation of the death of a friend, ends up falling in love while stumbling upon a political conspiracy. 1408 helmer Mikael Håfström directs. Gong Li and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 21, 2015
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Cusack says at one point: "I did what you do with a puzzle. I stared at it until it made sense." That, I can guarantee you, won't happen with "Shanghai."

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Brian Orndorf

The technical achievements of the picture are numerous, making Shanghai painless to watch. It's maintaining interest in the eroding mystery and its passive players that's a significant challenge.

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Empire Magazine

[A] really boring 1940s spy drama starring John Cusack.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

With its uninvolving plot and direly miscast leading man, Shanghai is worse than a bomb. It's a bore.

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familiar stranger
Set in the backdrop of World War II, this spy thriller is passable. It falters mainly towards the climax. You aren't taken aback when you find out… More
Phil Hubbs
What a cast!! Ken Watanabe, Chow Yun Fat, John Cusack and Li Gong in this almost epic 40's noir type mystery cross war flick set just before the Pearl… More
Steven Vincent Gee
I expected a lot with an international heavy weight cast like this one. All the way to the smallest characters are filled with great actors. The cinematography… More