Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) Reviews
May 29, 2010
Quite amazing... an outstanding movie.
October 26, 2013
Exceptional martial arts movie that's well acted and choreographed.
December 31, 2006
This is a very well made action and drama film. The script is good, it has many detailed characters that are not one dimensional. Jet Li is great in the lead role, he is excellent and both the fight and dramatic scenes. I definitely recommend this film.
October 16, 2013
Nice film, good fighting scenes, good life lessons
February 19, 2007
Fearless is based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a martial artist who became the figurehead of Chinese national pride at the turn of the century. The format is all very familiar; a famous fighter becomes drunk on his own success until his arrogance results in tragedy leading to his downfall. He learns what is important in life and overcomes adversity to fight a final battle to restore the pride of his country. Yes, Rocky, The Karate Kid and a hundred others have followed this formula, but the fact that this is in fact based on a true story gives it much greater credibility. I would also have to say that, although I may be biased, the way the Chinese approach the subject matter is something akin to comparing a piece of artful, moving poetry to Hollywood's ham-fisted and tacky greetings card rhyme. Full of the kind of beautiful imagery you'd expect from a nouveau martial arts film and typical of the kind of superb action sequences you'd expect from Jet Li and Yuen Wo Ping (fight choreographer for The Matrix amongst others) it's yet another example of Asian cinema at it's finest.
Addendum: I would have to recommend the Blu Ray edition of this film as not only does it look fantastic, but the director's cut restores 40 minutes of material cut from the centre section which although virtually action free, forms the heart and soul of the story.
July 28, 2013
Visually very appealing with a grand scope, its one of the few martial arts film which has a meaningful message behind it
July 20, 2013
As historically accurate as 300 but fun and heartwarming nonetheless!
July 2, 2013
Breathtaking and visually stunning. Jet Li did an amazing job in this movie and the choreography was just astonishing. The story was absolutely amazing. If you are looking for a movie that has a plot AND action then this is a great bet.
June 24, 2013
Cool fight scenes! Feels like Crouching tiger hidden dragon...
June 4, 2013
i went to c this in cinema was brilliant film watch this alot quality top quality
May 28, 2013
you have to give jet li credit because even though he uses many wire stunts his choreography is still mesmerizing. jackie Chan and Tony Jaa impress us with their acrobatics and wire free martial arts so jet li is is somewhat of a fresh look at martial arts movies. switches up the formula a bit. Fearless is loaded with action and has a somewhat thoughtful story to boot.
September 14, 2006
Very Good. It looks like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but more realistic. I take away everything I ever said against martial art films. Sincerely. I'm so sad Jet Li is ending his Martial Arts career!
April 25, 2013
pretty good martial arts movie:)
April 11, 2013
The final martial arts movie from Jet Li.
April 11, 2013
Truly awsome fights!! Feel the pain!!!
April 7, 2013
very interesting one of jetli's best performance
April 5, 2013
He kicked a lot of ass in this!
October 30, 2011
Thrilling action scenes. And Jet Li shows his acting chops
April 1, 2013
Finally sat down and watched this one. It was alright..worth the watch on Netflix.