Ashes Of Time Redux
Time Out says
A thin, fiddly yarn about family rivalry and desert-bound emotional intrigue provides the backdrop for Wong’s trademark directorial flourishes, yin and yang characterisations and dialogue that’s full of ‘clever lines’. Christopher Doyle’s photography, with its predilection for deeply skewed angles and OTT colour juxtapositions, feels garish, unhinged and even slightly dated. Add to that Wong’s total denial of genre fulfilment – down to filming the few battle scenes in a thick fug of dust – and it makes for frustrating and unreasonably demanding viewing.