Painted Skin: The Resurrection
Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)

An ancient fox spirit embarks on a diabolical quest to become human after escaping an icy prison, and becomes bound to a disfigured princess who seeks the love of a noble guard as her kingdom crumbles in this lavish supernatural epic.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Blindingly gorgeous to look at and exceptionally well acted, at least by the women.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Embodies a knack the Chinese have perfected in blockbusters, still leaving similar US fare far behind. That is, how to combine the exquisitely crafted imagery of poetic, leisurely paced arthouse elegance, with fast forward blunt action in a movie.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

The whole thing can be hard to follow, but the energy (and pulchritude) of the cast make it a perfectly fine bit of popcorn escapism.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

An epic feast for fans of Chinese fairy-tale movies, from the stunning visuals to the surprisingly complex relationships.

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Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Cinema

More breathy outbursts from wronged lovers and strange pseudo-sexual and homoerotic encounters than a late-night soap opera, matched with a visual style that points to a level of artistry and invention that even western cinema struggles to match.

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

A vaporous, watered-down frappe of a fantasy epic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Wuershan brings the demons to a fairy-tale in <i>Painted Skin: The Resurrection</i>.<p>As this picture can be mostly seen as a sequel in title… More
Panta Oz
Yesterday, I finally had time to go to the local cinema and see Painted Skin: The Resurrection, (simplified Chinese: &#30011;&#30382;II) and now I… More
Caesar Mendez
I read about Painted Skin: The Resurrection months back and a trailer that got me interested in seeing it, but had to wait for it release in the US. Now that I… More
Jesse Ortega
There's sometimes when I decide to watch a film in two sittings, something I rarely do, it sometimes works in that film's favor, particularly if… More