This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. It deals with a brothel at the heart of a city, in an area that some politicians want for its prime locality. They rally up against the brothel and its inhabitants in the name of morality, and soon everyone in the area jumps on the bandwagon. The politicians offer to put up an alternative residence for the prostitutes, only this place is miles away, isolated from the city. The madam of the house has no choice but to comply, but by the end things take a (logical) turn for the better. After all, men will be men
Writer:Shama Zaidi (screenplay), Satyadev Dubey (screenplay), Shyam Benegal (screenplay), Ghulam Abbas (from the short story "Anandi"), Satyadev Dubey (dialo
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Jackson C (kr) wrote: One of the best-selling Chinese film ever, but the quality is simply atrocious. Not only is the film featured on a really simplistic and lackadaisical storyline, it is also poorly executed with plot-holes and head-scratching scenes all over. The movie tries to bring over a hallmark of all Chinese movies nowadays, beautiful use of colours, but in Painted Skin it is unnecessary because it does nothing to aid the quality of the film. Odd lines are added, perhaps to make the film more comprehensible to laymen, but really takes the overall experience of the film away from the audiences. Chinese mythology is definitely an area of film worth exploring, as there are so many fascinating stories, but I hope nothing of this quality would be made again. Three of the greatest Chinese actors grouped together, but their effort is wasted in this poorly made film. Overall, an unworthy prequel to the first film.
Gregg D (br) wrote: A silly/crazy movie which I have on DVD!
Thomas P (es) wrote: Grizzly Italian Mob film that downplays the emotional connection to the mob killing, but plays like a European Sopranos with a more epic handling.Without the strip club and psychiatry visits, hence less humor and irony, and yet still compelling and knowingly rich in details and atmosphere, and the mundane of daily life amped up with guns and attitudes.Not family friendly in the least, it does offer adults a straight forward view of the crass, cruel, brutal banality of mob rule.3 armor-piercing bullets out of 5
Trivia B (it) wrote: THIS IS AN AWESOME MOVIE!
Cj O (it) wrote: Looks to stupid and cheesy for me. It's just an excuse to get kids hyped up about an action movie with kids doing the action. I'll bet there's not any REAL action in this movie at all. But then again, Corbin Bleu movies tend to suck.
Tracy F (ca) wrote: I never saw this movie but I love Sandra Bullock. Big ball of cheese but cute. Hugh and Sandra were a good pairing on screen.
Byron B (nl) wrote: nominated for best picture by NBR
Matt H (ru) wrote: Very slow, not much happens, and what little does isn't that interesting.
Dave S (ca) wrote: Kiddie matinee hokum. The theme song cracked me up every time, but there's only so many times the "will the balloon lift off before they get hit by spears" is going to work. Also: between stuff like this and the fact that westerns used to be such a big deal, were the kids of yesteryear just more historically inclined? Not that this has any particular accuracy, I just have a hard time picturing children sitting still for a movie about British colonialists racing to plant their flag in uncharted Africa before slave traders do. (And while I think of it, the whole climax with them racing neck and neck to see who plants a flag first made the vagaries of land ownership seem even weirder - it's not like this is a scavenger hunt, so what exactly does a witnessed flag planting prove again?)
John C (ru) wrote: Rarely if ever turn a film off but this was beyond awful- decent cast but shocking acting with the slowest delivery of dialogue, had all the energy and charm of a damp towel- so glad I'm not watching it anymore, genuinely feel a weight off my shoulders
Jillian S (kr) wrote: So creepy and entertaining!!!!
Tim G (jp) wrote: I very much liked kindergarten cop Arnold schwarzneggers performance of a undercover cop who must pose as a kindergarten teacher is hysterical their are two scenes I like in the movie one when schwarzeneggers character hits the father who is abusing one of his students and when the principal potrayedby linda hunt introduces scwarzeneggers character at a school fair saying that he is a wonderful asset to the school