Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao)
Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao) (1995)

Country boy Shuisheng (Wang Xiaoxiao) is brought to 1930s Shanghai by his uncle who wants the boy to become a member of the powerful gang ruled by manipulative Tang (Li Baotian). In fact, Shuisheng will serve Tang's capricious mistress… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Shanghai Triad concludes the sublime seven-movie collaboration of Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li with a bang worthy of the most jubilant New Year's Eve.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Soando como um mero veículo para a beleza de Gong Li, este aspirante a Ajuste Final conta com uma bela fotografia (com exceção da noite americana pavorosa), mas nada mais, revelando-se o pior filme da carreira de Yimou.

Emanuel Levy

A powerful portrait of mob power from the gifted and versatile director Yimou.

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Michael Dequina

Stunning cinematography, uniformly good acting.

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Douglas Pratt

the characters are reasonably interesting and the plot has sufficient drama to entertain

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how an innocent and ignorant young boy is initiated into the violent ways of a group of gangsters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good movie, ending is horrible (as in, it's a horrible story - not bad). I don't generally watch mob movies, and I tend to associate that genre as… More
John Ballantine
Another great effort by Zhang Yimou. The greatest Asian mob movie that I have seen thus far. Very entertaining.
Dimitris Springer
A gangster flick in the eastern tradition,Yimou is not ashamed to produce vivid landscapes and some morbid ones in the first part.It's a mid-90's… More