"Dragon" has enough interesting left turns in style, mood and psychodrama to make it stand out.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The movie hurtles along at a pitch of sentiment and melodrama that would make MGM blush, and it's mostly very diverting.
| Original Score: 3/4
As a whole, it does not quite work, especially at the end, when Mr. Chan tries for a Shakespearean climax of filial rebellion and paternal rage.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The widescreen cinematography and mountain rain-forest locations retain their interest, as does the deftly incongruous score, which ranges from samba to hard rock.
The large canvas and pseudo-superhero tactics work for a bit, but then the action gets sidetracked in place of myth-building.
| Original Score: 2/5
A martial-arts morality play as lithe as it is forceful.
What it lacks in plot development, it gains in sheer momentum and an outstanding performance.
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.
| Original Score: B-
It's an adept genre exercise with rare primal depths.
Hi-ya!-accentuated kung fu smackdowns make everything better.
| Original Score: 3/5