Rolling Stone

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000

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Ang Lee’s addition to the Wuxia Movie Hall of Fame — a tale of two 19th-century warriors (Chow YunFat and Michelle Yeoh) in love — is both a reverent homage to vintage sword-andfist epics and a lyrical revision of modern wire-fu smackdowns. The sight of Chow and Zhang Ziyi quietly battling each other atop a bamboo forest is transcende­nt; the scene in which Zhang and Yeoh test their blade-wielding skills against each other leaves your jaw on the floor.

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