films seen
7
average score
3.50*
nationality
China - 59 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

Let the Bullets Fly

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Rang Zi Dan Fei
Specifics
2010 / 132m - China
Genre
Comedy
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Let the Bullets Fly poster

It's a remarkable blend of arthouse and commercial cinema that strikes a perfect balance between entertainment and cinematic wonder, one of the most stylishly entertaining films out there.

The good stuff

Hidden Man

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Xie Bu Ya Zheng
Specifics
2018 / 137m - China
Genre
Comedy, Action, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Hidden Man poster

Good to see Wen Jiang still has it. For the larger part Hidden Man is on par with Let the Bullets Fly, featuring that same, smirky light-heartedness that makes Jiang's post-2000 work such a delight. Superb cinematography, actors who are in on the joke and an amusing plot make this a fun watch, though not as exuberant as Let the Bullets Fly.

The Sun Also Rises

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Tai Yang Zhao Chang Sheng Qi
Specifics
2007 / 116m - China
Genre
Drama, Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Sun Also Rises poster

Strong on every level, juicy and playful, it's a neat little diamond in the rough. Recommended for adventurous film fans.

Solid pieces

Gone with the Bullets

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Yi Bu Zhi Yao
Specifics
2014 / 140m - China
Genre
Comedy, Action, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Gone with the Bullets poster

New York, I Love You

by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner
Specifics
2008 / 103m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
New York, I Love You poster

The inoffensive

In the Heat of the Sun

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Yang Guang Can lan De Ri Zi
Specifics
1994 / 134m - China
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
In the Heat of the Sun poster

A decent, nicely shot and entertaining coming of age drama. It's a little long and Jiang is merely sticking to what's known to been working in the genre, but the acting is fine, the cinematography is solid and the characters are quite fun to hang around with. Not his greatest work, but a good start to his career nonetheless.

Dubious filler

Devils on the Doorstep

by Wen Jiang
Also known as
Guizi Lai Le
Specifics
2000 / 139m - China
Genre
Comedy, Drama, War
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Devils on the Doorstep poster

Disappointing film from Jiang. The erratic camera doesn't work that well, characters are very loud and obnoxious and the running time is simply inexcusable. There are some decent moments and the use of black and white is fine, but that alone won't save this film. Luckily his more recent work is way better than this.