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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Movie Poster

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/2/2011 , 122min.
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March 06, 2012
Good movie besides someone important died, I watched it twice

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Washington Post
A lightweight but enjoyable yarn. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Witty but not campy, grand without being unduly somber, it is a crazy, almost-coherent riot of intrigue, color and kineticism anchored by the charisma of its cast. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
To maximize your entertainment budget, look no further. Full Review
Eric Kohn
While there's a casual dissonance to each twist in its winding plot that results in a disconnected and emotionally vapid experience, Detective Dee unquestionably achieves the escapism it intends. Full Review
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Magnificent and cheesy, the latest and most proudly absurd of Chinese historical spectaculars, Detective Dee is a cinematic comic book for people who are sick of the mode. Full Review

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