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Chock full of international stars and low-rent CGI, this money-driven compromise seems designed to please no one.

International action movie ‘The Great Wall’ represents a failed compromise

February 16th, 2017

Chock full of international stars and low-rent CGI, this money-driven compromise seems designed to please no one.

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