Let the Bullets Fly
Let the Bullets Fly (2012)

Since its release this year, Let the Bullets Fly has been lauded across the globe for its stunning mix of dark comedy and eye-popping violence. In China, this action-comedy starring Chow Yun-Fat has become the highest-grossing domestic film… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This period action comedy by Jiang Wen is great fun in the Shakespearean tradition, stuffed with lively characters, dramatic stand-offs, and stolen-identity subplots.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

See it now, uncut and in widescreen, before it disappears - and then reappears, years later, referenced in some Quentin Tarantino picture.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's satire of sorts, but broad, confused, extremely talkative and interminable.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

After watching it, I was as confused -- and giddy -- as if I had been rolled down a hill in a rain barrel. For unmitigated insanity, this is a hard film to beat.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Along with the familiar East-meets-West elements derived from Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, Jiang offers cleverly choreographed action scenes and fun-house mirror complications.

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Henry Barnes

Between the kung fu, the gunplay, a gentle romantic subplot and the extreme gastronomy - there's something for everyone.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Jiang directs with great vigor, serving up plenty of blood and a lot of laughs as he turns his picture into a propulsive blast.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Word is that Jiang went though 30 drafts of the script before he was satisfied. Perhaps he should have gone for 31.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Overwritten script, ugly visuals, queasy rape humour, feeble special effects and all-round incoherence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An outrageous, high-octane and uproariously entertaining action-packed comedy. A stylish, superbly crafted and brilliantly performed movie that has lots to… More
Caesar Mendez
Let The Bullets Fly is unusually complex for a comedy, but it's also one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. With a great cast of… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A big sack of fun is this one, clever, funny and always enjoyable. The story comes and goes a bit too much around the middle, but the final act wraps everything… More
Panta Oz
Let the Bullets Fly is one of the better Chinese comedies I've seen. This action full film is written and directed by Jiang Wen, based on a story by Ma… More
JY Skacto
Jiang Wen's <i>Let the Bullets Fly</i> thinks outside the box when it comes to comedic action films and that works in its… More
Lane Zieben
I was so confused by the end of this film about exactly how many times the plot twisted and turned from beginning to end that I had to close my eyes and think… More