Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee took a break from making Western period dramas to fashion this wild and woolly martial arts spectacular featuring special effects and action sequences courtesy of the choreographer of The Matrix (1999), Yuen Woo… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 12, 2001
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

The smartest and smartest-looking action movie of the year.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's rare to find a film that satisfies our craving for pop while giving us the transcendence of poetry.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's at once pulpy and profound, a movie that never forgets to have fun even as it's tackling such straight-faced issues as honor, devotion and compassion.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's abundantly clear that Lee, in conjunction with fight choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (famed for The Matrix), has brought to these standard tropes his own elevating, near-feline sensibilities.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

High art meets high spirits in a rapturously romantic epic that really kicks butt.

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Chris Cabin

The fight scenes are utterly sublime, often shot to make great use of the width of the screen, and speak to the tremendous wonder and visceral passions that these kinds of stories aroused in artistic souls like Ang Lee.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Chow reveals astonishing depths. But the revelation is Yeoh.

David Edelstein

You need a roadmap to find the hidden masterpiece.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A film that works on many levels, be it action, drama, or romance, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is recommended viewing for anyone who likes their martial arts with some heart and soul.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Words are not enough for me to express how much I adore this film - a deeply poetic, romantic and compelling experience that has a fantastic cast, a wonderful… More
Chris Weber
For this film, Ang Lee decided to put his career of making Western period epics on hold and instead make a far Eastern histprically based period epic.… More
Daniel Mumby
One of the traps with reviewing cinema outside of the Hollywood mainstream is assuming that difference equates to higher quality. We're so used to the… More
Alex roy
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is definitely Ang Lee's greatest work. Forget Brokeback Mountain, this is the Ang Lee film to watch. This is an incredible,… More
Bentley Lyles
Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a film that combines beautiful cinematography, romance, and tons of great action sequences. I haven't… More
shahmeer hashmat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a masterful wuxia epic. Ang Lee's film about love, passion, martial arts, and the ability to choose what's right and… More