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.









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Release date: Feb 8, 2013
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references
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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. 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. 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. 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. more

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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