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Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom FlameIn year 689 of the Tang Dynasty, China's future empress (Carina Lau) frees an imprisoned detective (Andy Lau) to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.Keywords:
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Characters of "Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame"
Directors of "Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame"Hark TsuiBirthdate: 15 February 1950, Saigon, Vietnam [now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam]
Creators of "Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame"Chia-lu ChangKuo-Fu ChenBirthdate: 13 May 1958, Taiwan
Critic Reviews of "Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame"Arizona RepublicSeptember 29, 2011
It is a peculiar conflation of history -- there really was an Empress Wu -- and pure cinematic fantasy.Seattle TimesSeptember 26, 2011
By the end, with the running time pushing past the two-hour mark, it's reasonable to ask: Just who are these people?Globe and MailSeptember 23, 2011
Detective Dee is the action flick of the year, a two-hour epic that blows the Pirates of the Caribbean to the Bermuda Triangle.Washington PostSeptember 23, 2011
"Dee" doesn't shoot for the gravitas of Zhang Yimou's "Hero." It doesn't approach that film's magnificent sensory impact, either, or the artistic romanticism that made "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" such a success here.Chicago ReaderSeptember 22, 2011
Three decades into his career, Tsui Hark stands as one of the movies' great entertainers, displaying a dancer's sense of rhythm and movement and manipulating physical space with an abandon worthy of Chuck Jones.Toronto StarSeptember 22, 2011
A colourful carnival of relentless action and artful images.Palo Alto WeeklyOctober 10, 2015
If you're looking for a popcorn movie, producer-director Tsui has crafted an absurdist fantasy that might cure -- or spontaneously combust -- the summertime blues. But even escapist entertainment can have interesting angles.Critic's NotebookOctober 07, 2015
What's tragic about "Detective Dee" is the fact that it rapes a chapter of Chinese history beyond any semblance of reality.Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)November 17, 2011
The game's afoot, and the foot knows kung fu.Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 20, 2011
There is nothing wrong with its reach, but its grasp of genre elements is random.OregonianOctober 13, 2011
In their best moments, Hark's action movies have a what-did-I-just-see giddiness, as if their choreography were springing straight from a cartoon id.Film Comment MagazineOctober 09, 2011
The film's visual style is at times so dense it simply overwhelms (ditto the plot).
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