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Actors: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Fan Siu-Wong, Lynn Hung, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Director: Wilson Yip
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
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Ben S. from VINELAND, NJ
Reviewed on 7/29/2011...
This is not a typical Kung-Fu action movie. It has a developing story that attempts to get the audience to identify with the plight of small town Chinese people during WWII Japanese occupation.
The fighting is much more realistic than I expected. It wasn't overly bloody but certainly had parts that made you say "ouch". The sequel just came out and also got good reviews.
This is worth a watch if you enjoy Kung-Fu movies.
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Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL
Reviewed on 7/27/2011...
While not necessarily a fan of martial arts, I enjoyed this movie. Knowing it was a true story increased my interest in it. While there are still the occasional impossible moves that defy gravity, they are kept at an absolute minimum. Donnie Yen is very convincing in the total role, playing a martial arts master who is committed to the pursuit of peace until pushed to defend those he loves against the Japanese armed forces who have invade his city. Recommended. 4 stars.