Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express

Five years in China…is a long time.

This is a film that would probably go underlooked if not for lists/books like the 1001 Movies list. This is a grand film, not literally, but in how it is made. The film establishes its setting very well. Very good production; controlled, smooth, and effective. Efficiently directed and beautifully photographed. The production value of this film will wow you. Well edited, well composited, this is just a well made movie all around, surprisingly so. And Marlene Dietrich is stunning in her role, and more than competent in realizing it. A true hidden gem, give this one a look for sure. Absolutely sublime.

Arbitrary Rating: 9/10

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