《让子弹飞》(Let The Bullets Fly)，2010.12上映，导演姜文，主演姜文/葛优/周润发/刘嘉玲/陈坤 。获2011华语电影传媒大奖最佳导演，最佳男主角奖。
Mr. DuLac : The witty dialogue flies at you fast and furious in this black comedy / action movie. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. The principal cast is excellent in it, but Wen Jiang steals the show for me.
Owen : Jiang Wen exudes a ton of charisma in front of the camera and shows off with plenty of show stopping sequences behind it leaving a really fun addition to the burgeoning genre of westerns transplanted to East asia in the 1910s and 20s. It’s not quite as nuts, as charismatic or plain fun as The Good the bad and the Weird but it’s the next best thing I’ve seen.
Joe : Watching a foreign comedy can be a tricky prospect since comedy is often difficult to translate. Most Hong Kong comedies I’ve seen have been largely slapstick, so this isn’t really an issue, but Let the Bullets Fly is a lot more sophisticated, with wordplay and satire and presumably a bunch of historical and cultural references that flew over my dumb head. It’s still pretty entertaining though – especially fun is Chow Yun-Fat as a grinning villain. Also the action scenes were pretty cool (although you could make the argument that there wasn’t enough of them).
Acandelora : This was alot better than “Gone with the Bullets” still a different movie, the acting is great, this has a cool story, ot has its slow weord momemts throughout, but the action is very interesting and there is some good stuff for it. The violence is cartoonish and over the top, which I wasnt expecting, it has some pretty gory moments.
Hershal : Fun Chinese western pitting honorable bandits against a mobster to frequent comic effect and accompanied by some great action sequences. At times the plot, with its use of multiple false identities, twists, and turns, feels almost Shakespearean. It’s got a great set, some nice direction, and solid acting throughout. I really can’t complain about a single thing.
Jason Rainey : Dudes, not only does Jiang Wen cut together a feast of verbal and weaponized sparring, the man stands toe-to-toe in the acting department with Chow Yun-fat?! And Chow Yun-fat gets to play a dual roll as a crime boss’ goof-pants body double? The constant break-neck pace of this film gets wearisome over its two-hour plus run time, but it’s hard not to be delighted by this Chinese crime drama with Shakespearean aspirations. Jiang Wen’s come out of nowhere for me, and I’m dying to catch up!
Siskoid : At 132 minutes, it has a convoluted plot that never wants to end, but it works because this is essentially a huge series of Spy vs. Spy gags, as deception builds on deception in an often hilarious
Martin Garcia : this movie had me laughing my ass off, and my dick hard.
Thedude3445 : A kooky comedy about corrupt government officials, corrupt businessmen, and bandits all crossing over, and mayhem bursting forth. It’s a very confusing story with a huge cast, though I think most of the confusion comes from the absolutely terrible editing, with scene transitions that… well, there are no scene transitions. None. It’s just instant cuts to each next scene, and it is sometimes baffling, especially when there is no score for most of the film. Funny (way more funny than the poster suggests), but nothing really that special,
jgarron : I got to say this film was pretty great. I loved the way it was almost like a western set in China. Even though I didn’t watch this with the best video quality I could still see just how amazing the scenery and setting was. I can just imagine if I watched this on a HD tv with Blu-ray I would be blown away.
Jeffrey Overstreet : “Let the Bullets Fly” is hilarious. But it’s hilarious at 100 miles an hour, with the revelations and twists happening at such a dizzying pace that it’s easy to get lost. Watch it with friends, as I did, so you can help each other out if things get complicated. Everything here works: The cast is first-rate, the special effects are sharp and spectacular, the dialogue is wonderfully witty.
Evan Nicoll : I saw “Let the Bullets Fly” and might be interested in writing more about this at some point, but for now all I can say is if this movie is playing in a theater near you, you HAVE to see it. It’s an ultraviolent chinese western period piece black comedy gangster movie. Even the trailers make it look like something goofier and stupider than it actually is
N. Hartel : Self-indulgent, light on action, and tasteless at times, the film survives solely on it’s weird nature and strong lead performances.
Sasha James : Everything about this Hong Kong shoot-’em-up is crazy good and audacious as hell. This is what gumption looks like, people.
Dan : I often like the over the top Chinese action flicks. This just did not do it for me though. The plot didn’t grab me and it all just felt silly and absurd. None of the character felt like real people and none of the dialogue felt like things people would actually say. It was all just a big play acted farce.
Pat : Let them fly indeed. Definitely need a second viewing with this picture. So dense, many layers from dialogue and staging to action and comedy. Social satire elements seem ripe, but would need a better grounding in contemporary Chinese issues. The film can most certainly be enjoyed without that context, which is probably why censors did not ban the film during its domestic release. Love Wen Jiang! Cannot wait for your next picture.
Harry Tomlin : Exhausting editing that is headache inducing and plot elements so ridiculous it became painful to watch at times. It has some great sequences and design and elements of it that made me want the film to get better. It is still entertainment but just generally so confusing and unessesary that it is ruined.
weehunk : Well that was fun. I really enjoyed the absurd strategies and a polite exterior as they wage war on each other.
Christopher Cross : What the fuck is a goddamn pleasant surprise!
Andrew : Way too long and way too shaggy, but Chow Yun-Fat is a god damned movie star of the highest order, and that goes a long way.
Ying : Black humor way of telling true story. 以
poppycawk : I enjoyed the style (especially their costumes; the hat game here is totally on point) more than the substance and it runs a little on the long side, but Let the Bullets Fly is still a highly entertaining action, comedy, western.
jortsinsane : A fantastically cryptic and darkly comedic Chinese western, Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly ticks off all the fun boxes and looks endlessly stunning and clever doing it. Though distinctly western in style and influence, Bullets is as unique as they come for the genre. Jiang Wen puts his own twist on the genre with the same depth, complexity, and layered satire and political commentary of his other efforts like the underappreciated Devils on the Doorstep. Jiang, Chow Yun Fat,… more 姜文
Muhammad Karim : Like watching a chess game between masters. Only with war tactics and espionage. Really enjoyed watching this even if a few bits were over the top.
kesseljunkie : There is undoubtedly a cultural barrier here for me, and I’ve often found that Asian cinema is hampered by translations that don’t account for idioms. Regardless, it’s sporadically compelling and interesting.
hotsake : This movie was not at all what I was expecting and that is not a bad thing. This has more to do with espionage than action or comedy. The comedy is mostly due to irony. The acting on all sides was unique but very good.
captainathos : I actually enjoyed this more on the second time around. It’s a super bizarre chinese western and it’s funny in a really witty and darkly humorous way. Basically my entire aesthetic rolled into one god bless Jiang Wen and Ge You the weirdest uncles ever
captainathos : This plays out like a darkly hilarious goofy Chinese western and honestly I am so into it. Jiang Wen is such a weirdo I love him
Henna : Tbh from all the mixed reviews for this movie, I had pretty low expectations going into this but I was honestly so entertained by this film it won me over. The plot can get really confusing at times but I’m always here for double-crossing and double-double-crossing. Loved how snappy and fast-paced the dialogue was and the humor was just so spot-on for me. I’ve seen a lot of people complain about the violence but I really didn’t notice it that much imo I guess I’ve just seen gorier films. Over-all, a hella entertaining, fun movie that has my weird sense of humor.