The Warring States (Zhan Guo)
The Warring States (Zhan Guo) (2011)

Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Hong-lei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States. From 475 B.C. to 221 B.C., China was in turmoil. Sun Bin and Pang Juan were two… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A morass of melodramatic romance, torture, and suicide.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Thrilling and exhilarating. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

The writer, Shen Jian, and the director, Jing Chen, have made no concessions to the non-Chinese viewer in their compressed, chaotic narrative.

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Brent Simon
Screen International

Director Jin Chen's grand historical epic evinces some impressive costume design and much natural scenic beauty, but never locates a particularly persuasive or enrapturing tone.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

This busy attempt at merging large-scale CGI action filmmaking with outsized historical drama is unremarkable.

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