3.5/5 stars

In 1937, at the height of the Battle of Shanghai, the defence of Sihang Warehouse would prove to be one of the most important conflicts of the second Sino-Japanese war.

Director Guan Hu’s epic The Eight Hundred, a patriotic spectacle that is already 2020’s biggest box office hit, and China’s first film shot entirely on IMAX cameras, reconstructs vividly the week-long stand-off that saw 452 young, ill-equipped soldiers from the National Revolutionary Army make a valiant last stand…


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