Plot

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai.

Rating

Storyline
 
 
 
 
 


Acting
 
 
 
 
 


Directing
 
 
 
 
 


Cinematography
 
 
 
 
 


Costumes
 
 
 
 
 


Score
 
 
 
 
 


Overall
 
 
 
 
 


Film information

Genre: , ,
 
Director:
 
Starring: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Studio:
 
Release date: Feb 8, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references
 
Official website: http://shanghaicalling.com/
 
Runtime: 100 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 70
    The New York Times - by Andy Webster
    Though Mr. Hsia, a television alumnus who also wrote the script, has created a somewhat predictable story infused with stereotypes old and new, he gains mileage from light humor, buoyant energy and some appealing performers. ...

  • 50
    New York Observer - by Rex Reed
    As the narrative builds, the movie shows how the harassed and impatient Chinese-American finds tolerance, acceptance of others, inner salvation and love. A lot for one movie to negotiate, not always successfully, but the enjoyment factor is obvious. ...read more

  • 40
    New York Daily News - by Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie wants to say something significant about the excitement and alienation of life in a strange — which is to say, new — place. The film never gets there, but its aims are honorable, and the lovingly shot Shanghai scenery does enhance the trip. ...read more

  • 20
    Village Voice - by Nick Schager
    Shanghai Calling eventually reveals itself to be just another stale tale about the virtue of morality over ambition. ...read more

  • 20
    Time Out New York - by Matt Singer
    Through it all, Henney is an appealing screen presence, but he’s trapped in a movie that puts regurgitated sitcom shtick and regional economic boosterism ahead of character and humor. ...read more

Movie images
User Comments & Reviews

  1. VijayanHashmi

    Nice Movie To Watch I Think It’s Not Boring Me. I Love It




  2. jimmy1

    A feel good movie. Found it interesting as I took a class in International Business & one of the main topics was ‘Doing business in China’. Movie had its funny moments, culture awareness & a good storyline. Worth watching.




  3. Nashak

    I love this movie, for me it was GREAT!!<3




  4. daynighty

    sound is crap. boring as. 1/10.




  5. irreverence

    v-9 s-5 couldnt watch much of this since the audio quality is terrible with the putlocker and vidxden versions. Too much reverb in the audio, nice attempt but will wait for a better version