films seen
11
average score
1.90*
nationality
Taiwan - 67 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of the few Taiwanese directors who made it in the US. Personally I'm not a big fan of Lee's overly sentimental and often garish style, but he's proven himself a popular director in many genres, so at least he's worth a try.

Solid pieces

Eat Drink Man Woman

by Ang Lee
Also known as
Yin Shi Nan Nu
Specifics
1994 / 124m - Taiwan
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Eat Drink Man Woman poster

The inoffensive

Gemini Man

by Ang Lee
Specifics
2019 / 117m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Gemini Man poster

Plot, sci-fi elements and drama all are kind of mediocre, but the film has a handful of truly outstanding action scenes that make it very watchable indeed. The CG to create Smith's younger self isn't flawless, but isn't really distracting either. A pretty decent blockbuster, especially with Lee directing, but nothing truly great.

Life of Pi

by Ang Lee
Specifics
2012 / 127m - USA
Genre
Drama, Adventure
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Life of Pi poster

Dubious filler

Lust, Caution

by Ang Lee
Also known as
Se, Jie
Specifics
2007 / 157m - Taiwan
Genre
Drama, Thriller
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Lust, Caution poster

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

by Ang Lee
Also known as
Wo Hu Cang Long
Specifics
2000 / 120m - Taiwan
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon poster

Pushing Hands

by Ang Lee
Also known as
Tui Shou
Specifics
1992 / 105m - Taiwan
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Pushing Hands poster

Plain forgettable

Taking Woodstock

by Ang Lee
Specifics
2009 / 120m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Music
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Taking Woodstock poster

The Wedding Banquet

by Ang Lee
Also known as
Xi Yan
Specifics
1993 / 106m - Taiwan
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Wedding Banquet poster

Big nopes

Brokeback Mountain

by Ang Lee
Specifics
2005 / 134m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Brokeback Mountain poster

Hulk

by Ang Lee
Specifics
2003 / 138m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Hulk poster

Early Marvel film, directed by Ang Lee. It's an impossible match of course, as a result the film is terrible. Lee lacks the skills to make a fun and frivolous superhero flick, Marvel lacked the budget to make it at least some kind of technical feat. It's long, badly acted, boring and way too serious.

Irritation overload

Sense and Sensibility

by Ang Lee
Specifics
1995 / 136m - UK
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Sense and Sensibility poster