The story of PuYi the Last Emperor of China is the MOST sumptuous of films, beautifully shot, it’s an extraordinary story, and the history it passes through is fascinating. Was it all worth it? Do you root for the characters? As an authorised film – did it pull its punches?
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Scores on the Doors
Critics were generally blown away by the way the film looked and the weird and wonderful world of the Forbidden City.
The Verdict – A Bridge Too Far
I was worried that we’d get a lot of people who just hated war films – and yes, that is an element! But generally, although ABTF hit the nerd button, it was pretty popular – sort of mid range.