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The Great Wall

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11 Reviews
8 Ratings
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Audience Rating

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The Great Wall is a 2016 epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film directed by Zhang Yimou and written by Tony Gilroy, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz. The film stars Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.Wikipedia

The Great Wall Reviews

Shalini Langer
Indian Express


The film is an excuse to showcase the expertise of ancient China when it comes to warfare, to the "barbarian" West.

Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times


...it’s a fairly run-of-the-mill fantasy epic with 3 spectacular action scenes that more than make up for one very muted Matt Damon.

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Deccan Chronicle


The Great Wall is unable to offer a coherent system within which the monsters should exist.

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India


The Great Wall doesn’t have a single dull moment, thanks to the visuals in 3D. But if you seek something deeper, beyond the spectacle of fantasy war movie tropes, this one’s quite forgettable.

Bryan Durham
DNA India


As a monster flick of epic proportions, it is dwarfed by its own ambition, never quite reaching full potential, but is entertaining nevertheless. A one-time watch.

...the writing doesn't allow for much attachment. And having a white man save the day for the Chinese is certainly not pluralism the way we'd like to see it.

Subhash K Jha


If you are in the mood for Chinese feud try Kung Fu Yoga instead.At least Jackie Chan doesn’t take himself seriously.


The truly frustrating aspect of the film is how it feels like a propaganda piece. The white men in the film have some layers to their personalities, but none of the Chinese characters in the film are real humans – they are robotically fatalist and patriotic and would in fact do anything for their country including giving up their lives.


If you enjoy cinema with crazy action and mind-blowing stunts, you should not miss this one. The Great Wall gives you some of the best battle sequences and the well-performed war strategies are worth a watch.



Overall, the film is an affectless, effect laden extravaganza.

Then there’s Damon, as a medieval Jon Snow. You can only surmise that there must have been a fat pay cheque for the Oscar-nominated actor to be a part of something so undercooked and soulless.

Audience Reviews for The Great Wall

  • Ajay lawyer
    Ajay lawyer
    85 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    feels it is a new world ,heroine jingtian is beautiful

    July 24, 17