Category: Martial Art

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Skiptrace Review: Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville battle the ravages of age

Jackie Chan gets a new action-comedy partner in Johnny Knoxville for silly but genial adventure “Skiptrace.” “You’re no spring chicken,” says an American gambler to…

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A Chinese Odyssey 1995 Review: A Classic Hong Kong comedy and martial arts from Stephen Chow

Jeffrey Lau’s A Chinese Odyssey: Pandora’s Box transformed from a critical flop into one of Hong Kong’s penultimate cult films. Looking back it’s pretty baffling…

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A Man Called Hero 1999 Review: The Film Based on a Famous Comic Book

After ‘The Storm Riders’ proves to be such a huge success at the Hong Kong box office. Director Andrew Lau decided to utilise another comic book…

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The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk Review: Jet Li Did A Dreat Job

Emperor Ch’ien-lung is on a boat watching dancing and fireworks. The dancers suddenly try to assassinate him. The emperor has to retreat but a man…

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Once Upon A Time In China 1997 Review: Jet Li is wonderful as always as the hero from China

A passable final film in the popular franchise. Once Upon A Time In China And America feels rushed in every way but still manages to entertain….

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The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 Review: A martial arts adventure set in ancient China

The central character in The Forbidden Kingdom, Jason Tripitikas, is an adolescent boy obsessed with kung fu films.  However, despite the boy’s preoccupation. And an…

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Dragon Tiger Gate 2006 Review: This is before Donnie Yen had fully developed his main style of action

Donnie Yen plays Dragon Wong, one son of Master Fu Hu Wong, a founder of the Dragon Tiger Gate academy. Nicholas Tse portrays the other…

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The Accidental Spy 2001: A competent, entertaining action-adventure film from Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan’s 2001 film is a competent, entertaining action-adventure film, but ultimately a poor Jackie Chan movie. It’s still worth seeing, but after Project A, Police Story or Supercop, The…

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Call of Heroes 2016: A Hong Kong martial arts movie with a lot of big stars

Enjoyable period film from Benny Chan with big stars, terrific action sequences and a ridiculously over-the-top performance from Louis Koo. As current Hong Kong Cinema…

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Saving General Yang 2013: The film is an actual legendary one in China

Saving General Yang is a rushed gory and glory macho men on-a-mission movie that is held back by hokey stodgy tedium and as a result…

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