Dragon

Dragon

84%

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Dragon Reviews

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Yen again proves one of the few martial artists equally adept with subtler emotional beats.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

May 2, 2013
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies

Dragon roars.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

May 2, 2013
Rob Carnevale
The List

Chan's film may be derivative of plenty of other films (most notably David Cronenberg's A History of Violence) but it manages to keep things fresh and exciting.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2013
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine

Full of blistering action sequences worthy of the Shaw Brothers legacy. A treat for martial arts fans.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 28, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

A superior martial arts film with excellent cinematography and a story to match.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: A

April 16, 2013
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

a mannered mix of detective story, morality tale, family tragedy and Buddhist allegory, all wrapped in virtuoso visuals and some very tricksy action choreography... The story may be familiar, but wuxia has never quite looked like this before.

Full Review Source: Grolsch Film Works

March 22, 2013
Neil Smith
Total Film

Peter Ho-Sun Chan's frenetic, high-kicking thriller runs a full 20 minutes shorter than it did at Cannes in 2011 and feels all the better for it.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2013
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com

Dragon delivers a few swift kicks and a barrage of bone crunching punches to the standard expectations of a remake. Dragon is a stunning display of martial arts action, mesmerizing detective work, and engaging performances.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 8.5/10

December 1, 2012
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

Gracefully acted, brilliantly shot, and effortlessly combining both character study and superb butt kicking, Wu Xia is an excellent post-modern subgenre gem.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/5

November 30, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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"Dragon" has enough interesting left turns in style, mood and psychodrama to make it stand out.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 30, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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The movie hurtles along at a pitch of sentiment and melodrama that would make MGM blush, and it's mostly very diverting.

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

November 30, 2012
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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The widescreen cinematography and mountain rain-forest locations retain their interest, as does the deftly incongruous score, which ranges from samba to hard rock.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 29, 2012
Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine
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A martial-arts morality play as lithe as it is forceful.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 29, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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What it lacks in plot development, it gains in sheer momentum and an outstanding performance.

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

November 29, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Yen's strengths have never been in his expressiveness, and Dragon plods when it centers on dramatic struggles, then leaps exhilaratingly to life whenever the fighting begins.

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

November 29, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A fun collision of "A History of Violence," traditional over-the-top Hong Kong martial arts pictures and sort of a "C.S.I.: Yunnan Province."

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

November 29, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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It's an adept genre exercise with rare primal depths.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 27, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Hi-ya!-accentuated kung fu smackdowns make everything better.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 27, 2012
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Both a throwback to and a commentary on the swordplay genre that used to dominate Asian cinema, Dragon is so clever and well-made that it might win over a broader-than-usual audience here.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 26, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Deonnie Yen Chan are too resourceful to let things remain dull for long.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 21, 2012
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