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PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
During the Tang Dynasty, China's future empress (Carina Lau) frees an imprisoned detective (Andy Lau) to solve the deaths of two courtiers who burst into flame upon exposure to sunlight.

Cast: Andy Lau , Carina Lau , Li Bingbing , Chao Deng , Tony Leung Ka Fai , Teddy Robin Kwan , Richard Ng , Lu Yao

Director: Tsui Hark

Genres: Mystery, Historical drama, Action

Distributor: Indomina

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)

Release Date: September 2nd, 2011|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Pure escapist hokum, with action choreography by Sammo Hung, but I sure miss that old-school wire work. show more

  • 100
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    The pulp-fictional hero is inhabited by the charismatic Andy Lau who, together with Chinese stars Bingbing Li, Ms. Lau and Tony Leung Ka-fai, makes Detective Dee the most purely entertaining film of our vanishing summer. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    To maximize your entertainment budget, look no further. show more

  • March 06, 2012 ym00000000110767
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    Good movie besides someone important died, I watched it twice

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