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WAMG: A Woman, A Gun, And A Noodle Shop Review

WAMG: Zhang Yimou, the Chinese director acclaimed for his arthouse martial arts epics (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) has followed up directing the Olympic opening ceremonies with a broad period farce in his newest, A Woman, A Gun, an A Noodle Shop, a mostly faithful remake of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Blood Simple (1984). The Coen’s debut thriller evidently impressed Zhang, who’s turned that story into a film that’s highly stylized but pointless. There’s been many American remakes of Asian movies but a Chinese redo of a Hollywood movie doesn’t come around often and I wish A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop had been a better one.

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