Metacritic Movie Ratings
Curse of the Golden Flower Reviews

4.0

70

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    It's a work by cinematic geniuses that reveals beauty and terror in a long-ago time with a virtuoso intensity. You won't soon forget its mad, lovely sights and sounds.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The Curse of the Golden Flower is the year's most operatic and visually lavish film.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Curse of the Golden Flower is a watchable soap opera, but its marching-band martial-arts scenes are little more than weakly staged retreads of the ones in Zhang's "Hero."

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