Red Cliff (2008)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).




  • John Woo in Red Cliff (2008)
  • Tony Chiu-Wai Leung in Red Cliff (2008)
  • Jun Hu in Red Cliff (2008)
  • Red Cliff (2008)
  • Fengyi Zhang in Red Cliff (2008)
  • John Woo and Wei Zhao in Red Cliff (2008)

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12 July 2008 | helmutty
| Red cliff!
To be honest, I don't really know about the Romance of the three kingdom so I will start my review about the movie with no reference to the Chinese history. I have watched Daniel Lee's Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon and it is just average. I have only seen one movie based on the Romance of the three kingdom. John Woo makes his comeback as a director after so many years. I think it is worth the wait for his highly anticipated movie.

The story: In Singapore, the movie is split into two parts. The second part will be shown next year. This movie is an introduction to the Romance of the three kingdom. The first war starts when the movie starts to hype up those craving to see some good war battles. After the first war, you will get introduction of the characters slowly. After the slightly slow pace, you are treated to another war. The acting is good with the humour. I think model Lin Chiling should be given some credit as she marks the first acting debut in a Chinese blockbuster.

Overall: It has both the talk and the action. I must say that it is one of the recently interesting war movies with extended war battle unlike the other recent war movies. It should be good to watch it in cinema. This movie is good for those who want to know about the Chinese history or those who want to see the Chinese history in action.

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Release Date:

4 December 2009



Country of Origin

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA

Filming Locations

Beijing, China

Box Office


CNY553,632,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,104 22 November 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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