Fri, Jul 31, 2009 - Page 16 News List

FILM REVIEW:‘Empire of Silver’ shortchanges audiences

The world of finance is barren ground for a good story in ‘Empire of Silver,’ a big-budget period drama about the Wall Street of imperial China

By Ho Yi  /  STAFF REPORTER

Cameos by Hollywood actress Jennifer Tilly and Taiwanese veterans Chin Shih-jie (金士傑) and Tien Niu (恬妞) merely add confusion to the dramatically incoherent film. And rather than smooth over the narrative blips, the recurrent and punctuated musical leitmotifs become annoying.

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