peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2008 04 16 LustCaution

Lust, Caution

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I don't rate Ang Lee; Hulk was absolute rubbish, and perhaps Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was as good as I remember people saying it was, but I don't remember. I didn't see Brokeback Mountain.

This one is pretty good though, a Sergio Leone camera-work and spaghetti-time effort, at first blush similar to the contemporary Zwartboek. The lead actress (Wei Tang) is luminous and quite dextrous in her various roles. It was also great to see Joan Chen play such a major part. Tony Leung is as fabulous as ever.