Hoping she will lead them to her fellow assassins, two captains (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) hatch a plan to capture and trick Mei (Ziyi Zhang) a beautiful dancer suspected of having ties to the House of the flying daggers, a powerful revolutionary faction. From there begins a long trail of dangerous encounters, impossible love triangles and plot twists, in which people are rarely as they seem…
One of my all time favourites
- House of Flying Daggers review by Rubber Ducky
I absolutely adore this film. The cinematography is absolutely spectacular, with fantastic use of colour and light in a wide range of settings. The way movement is captured is entrancing, and so much better than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Superb special effects, with scenes which I have found myself repeating as I can never quite believe they are so brilliant. A tale of loyalty and betrayal with a beautiful romantic theme running through it. Makes me cry every time!
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
- House of Flying Daggers review by Chris Barnes
This is a visually stunning and surprisingly exciting film. The action is relatively realistic for an Asian film and although the dialogue is a little stilted, the plot has purpose and you realise you do care about the characters. Held me through the whole film.
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
Wind beneath Mai Wings
- House of Flying Daggers review by Cherry
Not at all what I expected, but there were some incredibly beautiful images presented, and 'Mai' is stunning as a blind ninja. Some of the martial arts moves are somewhat unrealistic, as in The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, but it doesn't seem to matter, the film being something of a mythical tale.
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.
Stunning and vibrant
- House of Flying Daggers review by TB
The cinematography is stunning and vibrant throughout but on top of this the film has a great plot that interweaves with a love story and well delivered twists.
The action scenes are terrific and mesmerising at times and you also buy into each characters emotions and story, while getting taken on a spectacular and beautiful journey of loyalty, betrayal and love.