Dragon Reviews

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2012
"Dragon" has enough interesting left turns in style, mood and psychodrama to make it stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
November 30, 2012
The movie hurtles along at a pitch of sentiment and melodrama that would make MGM blush, and it's mostly very diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 29, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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November 29, 2012
The widescreen cinematography and mountain rain-forest locations retain their interest, as does the deftly incongruous score, which ranges from samba to hard rock.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 29, 2012
The large canvas and pseudo-superhero tactics work for a bit, but then the action gets sidetracked in place of myth-building.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 29, 2012
A martial-arts morality play as lithe as it is forceful.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 29, 2012
What it lacks in plot development, it gains in sheer momentum and an outstanding performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: B-
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 27, 2012
It's an adept genre exercise with rare primal depths.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 27, 2012
Hi-ya!-accentuated kung fu smackdowns make everything better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5