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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 Ken Watanabe co-star in the production, from a script supplied by Hossein Amini. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] really boring 1940s spy drama starring John Cusack."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"With its uninvolving plot and direly miscast leading man, Shanghai is worse than a bomb. It's a bore."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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