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      Mountain Patrol: Kekexili

      PG-13 2004 1h 30m Drama List
      98% Tomatometer 50 Reviews 90% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Ga Yu (Zhang Lei), a journalist from Beijing, arrives in Tibet to document the poaching of endangered antelope. He enlists the aid of Ritai (Bujie Duo), who leads the volunteer patrolmen who are putting their lives on the line to protect the animals from the insidious threat. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      In a setting both visually stunning and cruel, this Eastern film evokes the epic spirit of old-fashioned Westerns.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Oct 1, 2006 Full Review Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Mixes environmental awareness and spiritual mindfulness with its chase scenes through grand scenery. Rated: 3/5 Jun 3, 2006 Full Review Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer Breathtakingly beautiful, breathtakingly brutal and simply breathtaking. Rated: 3.5/4 May 26, 2006 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse Lu Chuan uses a rather unique approach for his narrative, combining elements of documentary , road movie, and western Jan 19, 2020 Full Review Rob Humanick Projection Booth An ode to the great sacrifices that often accompany the will to do the right thing. Rated: B+ Nov 5, 2007 Full Review Jeffrey Chen Window to the Movies Moby Dick with a progressive spin. Rated: 8/10 Oct 13, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C The greatest 1.5 hours featuring a cast from China!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A group of men comes after antelope poachers in the Tibetanian mountains. The hit them hard if they catch them and kind of seem like officers with no manners or plan. I must admit I fell out of it quite fast, but I tried to get on with it many times - not often with luck. It's a bit repetitive. There's mountains, guns, beatings, lack of food and chit-chats. Some characters are cool, others I never really dig. I get the message from this documentary-like, western-ish, semi-action flick, but it has some flaws. Also, I feel like the guys that are after the poachers are there just to bash in some heads - not for the sake of the animals. That may have been the entire point, but then again, that does not make the film great. Lovely nature shots, OK idea, but not the best execution. 4.5 out of 10 skinners. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member based on true story of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol of 1993-1996 called the Wild Yak Brigade. It is such a shame it took so long for the Chinese government to clamp down on the illegal trade/poaching of shahtoosh (Tibetan antelope wool) from the Tibetan Plateau... one by one costing lives of the men and complete slaughter of the antelope - until authorities finally stepped in - but had it not been for these men, the Tibetan antelope might be lost forever or only to be found in zoos Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member hail the heroes of the kekexili mountain patrol team, your sacrifices have been worth it. quite breathtaking scenery. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Stunning landscapes and award-winning direction tell the story of a group of men that try to stop poachers from making the chiru (Tibetan antelope) extinct. The illegal fur trade reduced the population from 1m to just 10k. But, mountain patrols and establishing four Nature Reserves have allowed the chiru to number 75k-100k now. http://articles.latimes.com/2000/aug/29/news/mn-11912 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Shows humanity's greatness and downfalls... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Ga Yu (Zhang Lei), a journalist from Beijing, arrives in Tibet to document the poaching of endangered antelope. He enlists the aid of Ritai (Bujie Duo), who leads the volunteer patrolmen who are putting their lives on the line to protect the animals from the insidious threat.
      Director
      Chuan Lu
      Producer
      Yang Du, Zhonglei Wang
      Screenwriter
      Chuan Lu
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures, Huayi Brothers Media Group
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Disturbing Images|Brief Sexuality|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Apr 14, 2006
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $142.2K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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