Red CliffBy the time the largely forgettable Philip K. Dick adaptation 'Paycheck' debuted in 2003, Chinese filmmaker John Woo had completed a decade-long transition into the same Hollywood blockbuster realm occupied by guys like Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer.

But that was also the point at which the director of 'Broken Arrow,' 'Hard Target,' 'Face/Off' and 'Mission Impossible II' decided to take a little break from Hollywood action films.

Woo is back in more ways than one with 'Red Cliff,' an $80 million war epic shot in China and already a hit overseas. Released in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures, moviegoers Stateside will have a chance to see it this weekend. Here's what some of the critics are saying ...
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