3.5

Red Cliff

War Action Drama History


 

Based on the events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China, The Battle of Red Cliffs.

"Red Cliff" is a plush historical epic of the grandest scale. The scope is enormous and perfectly realised in sublimely sweeping battle scenes. Due in most part to this release being a condensed version of the original, some of the character development has clearly had to have made way in favour of the action sequences. However, the brilliance of the exhilirating battle choreography and dazzling effects alone are enough to render this film a period war movie of the highest quality.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 23rd July 2009
146 mins