The Terrorizers

7.81 h 49 min198613+
An uncompromising look into urban life from the eyes of a voyeuristic photographer, a rebellious teenager, and a married couple teetering on the edge of adultery. This acclaimed drama from the late Taiwanese auteur, Edward Yang ('Yi Yi', 'A Brighter Summer Day'), is presented in never-seen-before digitally remastered condition.
Edward Yang
Cora MiaoKu Pao-mingWang An
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
King Shih-chiehShanqun HongJianqing HuangLee Li-chun
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4.1 out of 5 stars

15 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
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  4. 15% of reviews have 2 stars
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Ventura DReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cerebral, Artistic Film with Some Violence but No Terrorists
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This is not a linear thriller type of movie, but interwoven stories about characters struggling to cope in urban Taiwan. The characters are not down-and-out losers, but middle to upper-middle class people who don't know how to get their lives on track. There is some violence depicted, but it is not about contemporary "terrorists". The photography is imaginative and compelling, sometimes reminding me of approaches used by Japanese directors like Ozu. You will think about this film long after you have seen it.
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MarcosReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An absolutely stunning work
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Edward yang yet again ideally captures the mere feeling of isolation in an incessantly changing society. Though I personally prefer YiYi and Taipei story from Edward Yang's oeuvre, The Terrorizers overall seamlessly displays intertwining storylines from individuals littered with complex problems such as failing marriages, unmet expectations, and the overall malaise of city living which found common place among many in modern society. Ultimately the film shows from a brutally honest director that reality itself can be rather convoluted and much more complex than what it seems, for we individuals cannot comprehend each circumstance or action that is taken that leads up to our own perception of reality. 4.5/5 rating, highly recommend as an introduction to Yang or anyone who wants an introspective film.
SolReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Thank God for Amazon Prime.
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The only way to watch this film (as of 2019) in the U.S. is through Amazon Prime. And thank God, because otherwise I may have never seen it.

It’s not my favorite Ed Yang film but it’s pretty good and anyone interested in exploring the Taiwanese New Wave should check it out.
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La'Teef evansReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
great story
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love the 80's cinematography and the gritty story
A. VellasReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good film, streaming, but annoyed at Amazon's subtitles
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The film itself is great, but did anyone else have issues with the subtitles? The video streaming was fine, but instead of just subtitles during dialogue I was getting subtitles for sound effects which was a little annoying because I couldn't figure out how to turn it off.
Gonzalo JimenezReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Amazing. Arrived on time.
Hall FamilyReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
This Movie was Confusing and had little to no plot ...
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This Movie was Confusing and had little to no plot line. I even fell asleep because it was very slow moving.
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TooFrankReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great work from Edward Yang.
It's great to see more of Edward Yang's work being made readily available in the States. TERRORIZERS is dense, cerebral, and frequently beautiful, with a fair amount of the "slow cinema" aesthetic Yang brought to New Taiwanese cinema. It requires, and deserves, the viewers attention. A rewarding, sometimes challenging watch.
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