A period swashbuckler, a kung fu flick, a monster movie, a conspiracy thriller, a love story, and a Merchant Ivory social critique all rolled up into one eye-bugging horse pill, this French box office hit is strictly for connoisseurs of mondo bizarro cinema. Far too long, really not very good—but, on its own terms, wonderful. B-
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Foreign Language; Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Mark Dacascos, Samuel Le Bihan; Director: Christophe Gans; Author: Stephane Cabel; Release Date Limited: 01/11/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 142; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Universal Focus
Posted February 8 2002 — 12:00 AM EST
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