Shanghai Poster

Release Date: October 2nd, 2015

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
In the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, an American intelligence official (John Cusack) investigates a friend's death in 1941 China.

Cast: John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, David Morse, Ken Watanabe, Franka Potente, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hugh Bonneville

Director: Mikael Håfström

Genres: Mystery, Drama

Production Co: Living Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The mystery is muddled, the romance is tepid and scenes that should be electric with tension are almost dull. show more

  • Cusack puts in work as Paul, an old-fashioned hero. But he seems miscast and can't quite modulate the levels of camp in his performance. show more

  • Despite its rich visual evocation of the eponymous port city as a simmering cauldron of vice, corruption, and barbarity, director Mikael Håfström’s film is undone by its tortuous plot, wooden characterisation, absence of narrative tension, and emotional nullity. It simply lacks conviction. show more

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