Year of the Dragon
Year of the Dragon (1985)

Best known for his 1978 film The Deer Hunter or perhaps the less-successful Heaven's Gate, director Michael Cimino turned to this fast-paced actioner set in an authentic (back lot) Chinatown. This thriller stars a rogue Polish-American… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 16, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A stunning, hard-edged crime thriller from Michael Cimino with a mesmerizing lead performance by Mickey Rourke. An incredibly gutsy effort that's my favorite film of 1985.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Forget it, Jake: It AIN'T 'Chinatown'

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Bullets, blood, and bodies fly, but little rings true.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A hyped-up, by the numbers cop thriller.

Rob Gonsalves

Screwy but fascinating.

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Dragan Antulov

Year of the Dragon sometimes look like an incoherent combination of many different movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Many people claim that The Deer Hunter is Michael Cimino's only good movie. However, this is just as good if not better. Probably one of the greatest crime… More
Adam Mahler
interesting editing; Rourke & Lone are great; writer Oliver Stone fantasizes about being a egoomaniac, sexist, borderline racist, Vet sheriff who shows… More
Cassandra Maples
Year of the Dragon is something of a little known masterpiece. It is well written by Oliver Stone, and directed by Cimino at a turning point in his career. The… More
Michael S
Utterly entertaining film.
Dean McKenna
Not quite bad thriller of an obsessed cop takes on the Chinese mafia, determined to reassert America's supremacy at home, having failed in the East. John… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The last good film directed by Michael Cimino. a violent thriller written by Oliver Stone and featuring a great cast with an evil John Lone and Mickey Rourke… More