Mongol Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov contrasts images of sweeping landscape and propulsive battle with potent scenes of emotional intimacy in Mongol , his quite grand, quite… Mongol Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov contrasts images of sweeping landscape and propulsive battle with potent scenes of emotional intimacy in Mongol , his quite grand, quite… 2008-06-06 R PT124M Tadanobu Asano Sun Ben Hon
Movie Review

Mongol (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Tadanobu Asano, Mongol | KHAN MAN Tadanobu Asano as the 12th-century military tactician who would become Genghis in Mongol
Image credit: Alexander Zabrin
KHAN MAN Tadanobu Asano as the 12th-century military tactician who would become Genghis in Mongol
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 06, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 124 Minutes; With: Tadanobu Asano

Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov contrasts images of sweeping landscape and propulsive battle with potent scenes of emotional intimacy in Mongol, his quite grand, quite exotic, David Lean-style epic, a foreign-language Oscar nominee. Here are the early-12th-century days of Temudgin (Tadanobu Asano, from Japan), the brilliant military tactician who would become Genghis Khan, with emphasis on Temudgin's loving relationship with his wife (Khulan Chuluun, from Mongolia) and his frenemy relationship with his ''blood brother'' Jamukha (Honglei Sun, from China). B+

Originally posted Jun 06, 2008 Published in issue #997 Jun 13, 2008 Order article reprints
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