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      Cliff Walkers

      Released Apr 30, 2021 2h 0m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama TRAILER for Cliff Walkers: Trailer 1 List Cliff Walkers: Trailer 1 Cliff Walkers: Trailer 1 1:44 View more videos
      81% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 76% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Based on the script by Quan Yongxian, CLIFF WALKERS is director Zhang Yimou's first foray into the spy genre. Set the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named "Utrennya." After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit. Read More Read Less

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      Stylish and exciting, Cliff Walkers sees director Zhang Yimou trying his hand at the spy thriller genre with generally impressive results.

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      Bob Mondello NPR Zhang, celebrated for both masterworks (Raise the Red Lantern), and pop hits (House of Flying Daggers), can't seem to make a film that isn't visually exquisite. May 14, 2021 Full Review Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) The action scenes are thrilling, but this is big, big, big melodrama!... It is an interesting history, a little bit of which comes to the fore in this film. May 13, 2021 Full Review David Ehrlich indieWire While there are some riches to be found under the surface for anyone who feels like watching this with a flow chart, Zhang is so clearly seduced by the spell of his own movie magic that everything else feels like an inadvertent side effect. Rated: C May 12, 2021 Full Review Carla Monfort Espinof Albeit confusing at times, Cliff Walkers is an interesting historical spy thriller that shines for its visuals. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Nov 23, 2022 Full Review Ricardo Rosado Fotogramas The filmmaker's visual magnetism and the elegance he bestows upon two hours of propaganda for The People's Republic of China, turns this into an irresistible collection of images that beget us to surrender to his genius... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2022 Full Review Elsa Fernández-Santos El Pais (Spain) Despite being confusing at times, it is a hard and violent film where the intimate stories of its four kamikazes blossom through action and bloodshed. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 18, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      JW Entertaining. Good action scene. Story too drawn out Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/17/21 Full Review Johnny Amazing movie, incredible performances and a fantastic story and production, one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/21 Full Review stefiam Beautifully shot. Great performances. Impossible to follow. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/06/21 Full Review Casey Great movie! Nice snow scenes of Harbin, China. I kept worrying about the 4 main characters for two hours.... Director Zhang is really good at telling stories! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/03/21 Full Review yakov kolontarov Loved that that I will make a movie like that one. One day Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/21 Full Review Google I like it very much. Hope to see more Chinese movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/03/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on the script by Quan Yongxian, CLIFF WALKERS is director Zhang Yimou's first foray into the spy genre. Set the puppet state of Manchukuo in the 1930s, the film follows four Communist party special agents who return to China after receiving training in the Soviet Union. Together, they embark on a secret mission code-named "Utrennya." After being sold out by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats on all sides from the moment they parachute into the mission. Will the agents break the impasse and complete their mission? On the snowy grounds of Manchukuo, the team will be tested to their limit.
      Director
      Yimou Zhang
      Screenwriter
      Yongxian Quan, Yimou Zhang
      Distributor
      CMC Pictures
      Production Co
      Emperor Motion Pictures, China Film
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 30, 2021, Limited
      Runtime
      2h 0m
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