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The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992)

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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong

Sep 24, 2002

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2) | DVD (12)

Camp it may be, and messy, but mundane it ain't.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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For the uninitiated, much of the action might seem confusing, but for those who have a familiarity with the conventions of the genre, the film's fight scenes are a real kick, getting even wilder and wilder as the film progresses.

July 28, 2008

One of the all-time great classic Hong Kong films.

April 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Re-titled Swordsman II is a wild genre ride with unbelievable action

May 12, 2005
Film Journal International

Dazzling photography and equally dazzling fight scenes.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Eye candy for the sword-happy freak in you, and nothing more.

September 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Both Jet Li and producer Hark are top notch Hong Kong film people. It's just too bad they couldn't seem to get it together this time out.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

This HK movie gleefully pours a twisty plot into a sprawling, brawling spectacle of swordplay.
August 19, 2008
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Skip the first movie and go directly for Kung Fu gold. One of Jet Li's best. Brigitte Lin steals the movie as a man transforming into a woman to gain martial arts power.
August 19, 2008
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