The Bullet Vanishes
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)

When a young girl at a bullet factory dies under mysterious circumstances, two detectives must investigate the reasons for her death -- and the strange occurrences that follow -- as they themselves become the target of the phantom killer.

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: August 31, 2012
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Any caseworking suspense is drowned out by an over-abundance of visual pizazz: disjointed shootouts, arbitrary camera angles and cinematography that draws the eye to lighting patterns, not people.

Full review…
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

"The Bullet Vanishes" charges ahead at a perfect clip. Lo's delightful, hyperbolic audacity includes sharpshooter Guo's knack for banking bullets off walls to hit bad guys, as if playing pool.

Edmund Lee
Screen International

A sumptuously realised detective mystery that merges Holmesian deductions with shootouts, explosions and action sequences -- some of which are shown with slow-motion bravado.

Full review…
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

This China/Hong Kong co-production is lively, stylish and well-performed; it just doesn't know when to stop.

Full review…
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This Chinese period thriller set in 1930's Shanghai boasts a fiendishly clever plot and gorgeous production elements.

Full review…
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A stylishly-directed, intelligent and well-acted murder mystery brimming with thrills, suspense and intrigue. It deserves an American remake.

Full review…
Andy Webster
New York Times

Dig deeply and you may find a metaphor about corrupt, uncompassionate government. But mostly "The Bullet Vanishes" is an agreeable period buddy movie, and that's plenty.

Full review…
French Clements
Village Voice

When two charming detectives are sent in to detect stuff, the movie comes to life with their antsy, noose-escaping, quasi-vaudevillian kinetics.

Full review…
Louis Proyect

Forget about your local Cineplex. This is genuine summer entertainment.

Full review…
More reviews for The Bullet Vanishes

Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
<i>The Bullet Vanishes</i> is one crime mystery that Law Chi-Leung does right.<p>Sporting a 105 minute story, <i>The Bullet… More
Caesar Mendez
The Bullet Vanishes caught my attention because of it interesting title and one my favorite actor, Nicholas Tse, was in it. The Bullet Vanishes is a stylish… More
Jesse Ortega
This is another one of those very good good movies. I don't know why, but it just never really seems to take that next step to greatness. It almost does… More