The Bullet Vanishes
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)

When a young girl at a bullet factory dies under mysterious circumstances, two detectives must investigate the reasons for her death -- and the strange occurrences that follow -- as they themselves become the target of the phantom killer.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Any caseworking suspense is drowned out by an over-abundance of visual pizazz: disjointed shootouts, arbitrary camera angles and cinematography that draws the eye to lighting patterns, not people.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

"The Bullet Vanishes" charges ahead at a perfect clip. Lo's delightful, hyperbolic audacity includes sharpshooter Guo's knack for banking bullets off walls to hit bad guys, as if playing pool.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A stylishly-directed, intelligent and well-acted murder mystery brimming with thrills, suspense and intrigue. It deserves an American remake.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

This China/Hong Kong co-production is lively, stylish and well-performed; it just doesn't know when to stop.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This Chinese period thriller set in 1930's Shanghai boasts a fiendishly clever plot and gorgeous production elements.

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Louis Proyect

Forget about your local Cineplex. This is genuine summer entertainment.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Dig deeply and you may find a metaphor about corrupt, uncompassionate government. But mostly "The Bullet Vanishes" is an agreeable period buddy movie, and that's plenty.

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French Clements
Village Voice

When two charming detectives are sent in to detect stuff, the movie comes to life with their antsy, noose-escaping, quasi-vaudevillian kinetics.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Police track "phantom bullet" murders in this moody, twisty period mystery set in a Chinese munitions factory.

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The Bullet Vanishes caught my attention because of it interesting title and one my favorite actor, Nicholas Tse, was in it. The Bullet Vanishes is a stylish… More