Let the Bullets Fly


Highly-choreographed and an attempt at a clever, twist-filled plot Discuss this article

The fact that this wacky flick was a mammoth box office hit in China suggests only one thing: the Chinese have a far better capacity than we do for mentally untangling films that make no sense. Director and star Jiang Wen is bespectacled outlaw ‘Pocky’ Zhang, who has wheedled his way into the governorship of the decrepit Goose Town with an eye to taking down evil landowner Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat). Though the film is set during the ’20s, anachronisms abound: the production design borrows from just about every architectural era you could name and the weapons range from old-style muskets to modern semi-automatics. The action scenes are choreographed and edited with immense élan, it’s just a shame we’re forced to wade through so much ‘clever’ dialogue and contend with so many conceited plot twists to get to the damn things.

By David Jenkins
Time Out Doha,

Let the Bullets Fly

  • Duration: 132
  • Released: Thu, 27 Nov
  • Classification: 15+
  • Language: English,Mandarin
  • Director: Wen Jiang
  • Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Wen Jiang, You Ge

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