DVD Review: Let the Bullets Fly

“Let the Bullets Fly” loses something in the translation.  This Chinese comedy western takes itself much too seriously at times.

You’ve seen this kind of stylized violence in other Asian action flicks.  It’s amusing at times.  But, my guess is that a Chinese audience would best understand the film and what it’s trying to say, if anything.

“Let the Bullets Fly” was a big hit in China, breaking several box office records.  It concerns a bandit in the 1920’s who poses as a territorial governor, when a train robbery goes awry.

He learns that Goose Town is already controlled by a wealthy baron (Chow Yun-Fat) and the two men have some bloody dealings while trying to keep a civil face publicly.  Fans of the genre may enjoy the bizarre humor.  But, the story seemed never-ending to me.  Grade: C.