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Jianyu (Reign of Assassins) Reviews

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deano
deano

Super Reviewer

October 31, 2010
Dazzling martial-arts epic. Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Face/Off in this Chinese swordplay epic where killers yearn for lives of quiet domesticity.
It's got a very classic feel, applying wirework sparingly and focusing on the intertwined dialogue and motives of a large cast within the jiang hu milieu. The fights are intricate, concentrating on exotic weapons and styles, but mixing it up with some proxy fighting and concealed technique.
The cinematography is largely excellent. There is beauty in many scenes and they capture the emotion of the characters and their circumstances very well.
Michelle Yeoh's role in this film is a welcome return to form for the actress that has not had such a meaty role tailor-made for her since Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Her natural beauty and elegance complements Zeng Jing's graceful assassin perfectly and serves as a good foil against co-star Jung Woo-sung's rugged handsomeness. Yeoh and Jung also share great chemistry, and it is firmly to their credit that the film ends on a deeply poignant note.
skactopus
skactopus

Super Reviewer

September 20, 2010
The tandem of Chao-bin Su and John Woo pays off, as Reign of Assassins turns out to be a superb martial arts period piece.While starting with a pretty energetic rate to setup what is to become the meat of the story, things soon settle down for a well-paced film. The characters are amusing despite some under utilization for a few of them, and even some major under utilization for a couple others. The story itself also has its twists and it is no surprise that it entertains from beginning to end.The martial arts sequences come in spurts and they are definite high points of this picture. The sword play choreography is superb and the camera work during these scenes is also worth noting.Michelle Yeoh has it all. She acts when she has to and fights otherwise. Both are done well. Woo-sung Jung has got a little pep in his step, while Barbie Hsu has a treacherous character to remember. On the downside, the lovely Kelly Lin, Pace Wu, and Jiang Yiyan suffer from lack of screen time.Reign of Assassins excels all around and is a film out of China to check out.
DragonEyeMorrison
DragonEyeMorrison

Super Reviewer

October 14, 2010
Holy shit, has wuxia cinema truly make a comeback? Reign of Assassins is a very well crafted film, with an engaging plot and well written characters. Some fight sequences could have been a bit more fluid, but i'm not complaining. It's the kind of movie we don't get very often, so it's very much a welcome gift. Fantastic antagonist, and the wizard guy rocked too.
Sheldon C

Super Reviewer

August 3, 2011
A solid story with interesting characters and impressive choreography helps propel REIGN OF ASSASSINS onto a level of filmmaking seen very rarely in Chinese cinema's recent memory; it is a wuxia film that consistently includes both action and sustained drama, and succeeds in pulling off both. Avoiding cliche pitfalls or nationalistic overtones, ASSASSINS features Michelle Yeoh in star-power form as she is surrounded by a colorful cast - some who falter but not enough to deter momentum - as well as strong direction and exciting martial arts that is executed gracefully- fights range from various locales along with wide varieties of weapons. For an industry that appears too focused on quantity, it is quite a relief to see a quality film like this one get made.
Jonny C

Super Reviewer

October 30, 2010
Good martial arts movie from John Woo starring Asian Screen Goddess Michelle Yeoh. Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret. Even though the plot is daft it never gets silly, and the acting is solid throughout the cast. The fight sequences were exciting and looked stunning with Yeoh as graceful as ever. Overall, Reign of Assassins is well worth checking out.
January 8, 2012
Sure its far from perfect but it has some great fight scenes with a decent story. Michelle Yeoh of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Fame is great. There is even a little humor. Definitely worth a watch for kungfu fans.
July 12, 2011
The fighting was fun. The story is just okay-- kind of crazy. Too many things trying to go on in one movie.
November 11, 2013
I do not know why I am so into this film. I've seen it more six times now and still cannot get over it. It's a delicate story of violence and love and martial arts... of honor and principles and revenge. It's my all time favorite.
August 11, 2013
A skillful, efficient and perfectly enjoyable genre piece that's given added clout by hard-hitting, balletic fight sequences, even pacing, strong performances and some surprisingly affecting character moments.
August 8, 2012
Fight scenes were okay but not dazzling, can't believe this is co-directed by John Woo. The love story behind it all was interesting enough but the whole plot is too unreal.
July 15, 2012
Great Movie!!!! No one will regret after watching this movie.:)
June 30, 2012
Really good, worth watching but carrying around a dead monk is quiet disturbing for me.
September 18, 2011
The film itself is not too bad but Michelle Yeo is REALLY too old for the role, why don't they reverse the switch at the beginning (Kelly Lin-who is hundred times more beautiful <=> Michelle Yao)? Barbie Hsu has a really hilarious character and situation, though.
September 8, 2011
Love the twist, Michelle Yeoh gave an A+ performance as always, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ain't got nothing on this one! Michelle Yeoh still the best lead actress!
Sheldon C

Super Reviewer

August 3, 2011
A solid story with interesting characters and impressive choreography helps propel REIGN OF ASSASSINS onto a level of filmmaking seen very rarely in Chinese cinema's recent memory; it is a wuxia film that consistently includes both action and sustained drama, and succeeds in pulling off both. Avoiding cliche pitfalls or nationalistic overtones, ASSASSINS features Michelle Yeoh in star-power form as she is surrounded by a colorful cast - some who falter but not enough to deter momentum - as well as strong direction and exciting martial arts that is executed gracefully- fights range from various locales along with wide varieties of weapons. For an industry that appears too focused on quantity, it is quite a relief to see a quality film like this one get made.
July 9, 2011
this film is just as good as if not better than crouching tiger hidden dragon.
June 12, 2011
beautiful love story encompassed by some slick martial arts.all hail to michelle yeoh!! one of the best in the martial arts movie world!
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