Baishe: Yuanqi

critic Reviews

74% Fresh Tomatometer Score74%
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Hoai-Tran BuiSlashfilm
    The level of detail in the film is staggering, with loving attention given to the vibrant environments and the surreal experimental sequences that look like traditional Chinese calligraphy paintings brought to life in eye-popping 3D animation.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Still, some of the animation is so perfect and without flaws that it feels soulless and lacking warmth.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kristen Yoonsoo KimNew York Times
    The film's landscape shots look breathtakingly real, but animated figures, especially during fight scenes, are tripped up by a dimension-flattening veneer that makes "White Snake" look more like an iPhone game.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There's not enough on-screen to make this listless time-waster worth recommending.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    A superior effort that should find enthusiastic audiences on our shores.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Chinese folklore-based adventure is dark, violent, sensual.
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    Pat PaduaWashington Post
    Even if you're not familiar with the source material, this Chinese production provides plenty of supernatural thrills for the modern young adult.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Steven ScaifeSlant Magazine
    The film feels more like a smattering of action scenes strung together by the barest thread of plot.
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    Justin ChangFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a weird hodgepodge... But there's a loveliness to the visuals that was transporting.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Charles SolomonLos Angeles Times
    "White Snake" leaves the viewer with the equivalent of a hangover from too many over-the-top visuals, rather than the satisfaction of seeing two star-crossed lovers achieve the happiness they deserve.
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