“The Grandmaster” is like a meal of all desserts, with maybe the tiniest bit of protein thrown in. You’ll feel decadent enjoying it, but everything is so tasty, it would be foolish to object.
An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most ravishing images, “The Grandmaster” finds director Wong Kar-wai applying his impeccable visual style to the mass-market martial arts genre with potent results. He’s found a way to join the romantic languor of his earlier films such as “In the Mood for Love” with the fury of Bruce Lee.
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Rated PG-13: Violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language
Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Now showing: Area theaters