Once Upon a Time in China 2 (1992)
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It is 1895 in Canton, China. The Europeans are still milking the country for every dollar they can and claiming special privileges in it, as well. Meanwhile, the virulently anti-foreign White Lotus Society is mounting attacks on the generally clueless British, with the very obvious but low-key support of the government. If somebody doesn't protect the idiotic foreigners, things could get so far out of hand that they will bring in their armies for some really debilitating reprisals. This is all
Jan 1, 1992 Wide
Nov 17, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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This is the best action-adventure-comedy that Tsui has ever made, hence one of the year's most exhilarating entertainments.
More concentrated and svelte than its precursor, Once Upon a Time II also has the benefit of fights staged by Master Yuen Wo-Ping that show Jet Li-another camera-age hero-to even greater advantage.
Giving it a title that suggests an Eastern version of a Sergio Leone epic raises expectations that can't be fulfilled.
For sheer excitement, virtuoso fight sequences and extravagant special effects, Hark's film is hard to beat.
Much more than just another martial arts movie.
Great follow-up to OUATIC. More of a political conspiracy plot than a cultural one, but still has great fight scenes.
It is a great-looking film with top-notch martial arts sequences and high production values.
With its ability to maintain a balance between a high standard of intense action and thought-provoking storytelling, Once Upon a Time in China II accomplishes something very few sequels achieve: it outshines the original.
...a more controlled, skillfully woven film overflowing with a talented cast and crew.
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