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Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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October 18, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I think this is a terrific film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 25, 2006
Marc Savlov
Dallas Morning News
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It takes time for the film to bounce back to the heights of its opening scene, but about midway it does.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

September 23, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 23, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom -- the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square -- but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 23, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Jet Li movies are still pretty cool, but they appear to be heading in an unfortunate direction.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2006
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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It boils down to a simple but elegantly told morality tale with beautiful sets and scenery and plenty of bracing action.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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A movie that condemns the tendency of global culture to intrude everywhere while embracing the very things that kick multiplex doors down around the world.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 22, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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[Li's] pandering to the domestic (Chinese) market with a tired, formulaic martial-arts melodrama dressed up as epic.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Though always charismatic, Li's most expressive when he lets fists fly.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

September 22, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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A pretentious biopic about a Chinese sports legend.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A lavish biopic that gives Li one of his juiciest roles but is relatively light on the action his fans have come to expect.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 22, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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In Ronny Yu's sweeping film based on the life of wu shu master Huo Yuanjia, the retiring action star manages to tug a few heartstrings while breaking plenty of bones.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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The action scenes are disappointingly conventional, constrained for the most part to one-on-one ring matches with inferior opponents.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Too often it seems to be just another action fantasy that teaches pacifism while indulging in brutality.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 22, 2006
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Perhaps predictably, the final work in Li's on-screen martial-arts career won't be the film to remember him by.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 22, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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The 43-year-old actor claims that this will be his last martial arts epic. That's too bad when movies like this and 2002's Hero find him just hitting his stride.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Boldly conceived and handsomely produced, Fearless emits the kind of idealized glow that used to define Hollywood movies.

| Original Score: B

September 22, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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A subplot involving his attachment to a blind village girl doesn't go anywhere, nor is it necessary; the real love affair here is Li's passion for the sport.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 22, 2006
Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe
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While showing his 43 years, Li is still capable of ripping his way through an ornate restaurant or clearing out 15 challengers in as many seconds.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 22, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Even though Fearless is laced with stunning fight sequences, none of them have lingered in my memory as vividly as Li's face has: His body may begin the story told in Fearless, but his face completes it.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 21, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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Jet Li says goodbye (supposedly) to the martial arts genre with this decent blend of old-school chopsocky and new school superproduction.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 21, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[Li's] work invites comparison not with the slapstick kung fu-lery of Jackie Chan (which I love), but with the scissoring limbs and corkscrew lifts of Merce Cunningham and other modern dancers. Li puts the swoosh into wushu.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Fearless is a graceful and tightly edited kung fu movie, though many of Li's gravity defying moves are assisted by wirework.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 21, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Jet Li's Fearless fears nothing indeed: Not lack of a plausible story, not murky motivations and idealized settings and cliched characters, not too much overblown wire work in the martial arts sequences.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 21, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Jet Li's Fearless is one of those corny, lusciously mounted, almost predictably thrill-packed action movies you can't help but like.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Director Ronny Yu gets Li to drop his typical reticence and play the part to the hilt, and he capably moves from doting dad to arrogant tough guy to wise and compassionate role model.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2006
David Germain
Associated Press
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Fearless is an OK way to say goodbye, but its stagy fight choreography may just leave Li's fans wishing for something more.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

September 21, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Whatever the years ahead, Li leaves the field he helped expand with honor and glory unsullied.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2006
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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As purported, if Jet Li's final Chinese martial arts movie is indeed Jet Li's Fearless, the talented fist-and-foot pounder would have made more impact if he had ended things sooner.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

September 21, 2006
Derek Elley
Variety
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Fearless is a rather conventional costume biopicbiopic that still manages to pack a satisfying emotional punch by its final reel.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 18, 2006

Time Out
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[Director Ronny] Yu is less successful, however, in dealing with his star's limited emotive abilities, the message-heavy script's melodramatic philosophising and a sappy ending.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
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Witty choreography juices the pedestrian plot.

June 15, 2006
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