This great movie is beyond genre.,
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This review is from: Hero (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
Zhang Yimou has made the most beautiful wuxia movie ever, and utterly subverted the genre as he did so. Wonderfully, he brought Jet Li and Donny Yen together as fellow conspirators, and added Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung and Zhang Ziyi to the mix. Chris Doyle filmed it - and what a compliment is is to be used by China's most gifted cinematographer turned director. Their use of colour to retell the same story over and again also speaks to the human condition as deeply as Rashemon.
I have run seminars on this great movie, and posted long analyses at my review site, revbobsblog.blogspot.