The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Reviews

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Guy Lodge
Time Out
October 16, 2012
Amounts to a lavishly mounted series of airborne sword fights - each one more spectacular (and silly) than the last ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
September 3, 2012
For followers of wuxia films, the epic Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a godsend...But the convoluted storyline...blunts the appeal for anyone who's not a fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 31, 2012
The plot is secondary. "Flying Swords" is to be seen for its eye-popping action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2012
"Flying Swords" is a chunky spectacle, to be sure - overstuffed with plot and characters - but at times, it's an insanely entertaining one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
August 30, 2012
While the attractive performers and the action set pieces, including fights inside a sand tornado and around a spider's web of razor wire, are enough to carry you through the film, "Flying Swords" is a bit of a letdown ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 30, 2012
IMAX 3D turns a slightly above-average "wuxia" ("martial hero" action thriller) into an epic extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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August 30, 2012
The trick is to let yourself swoon into the picture's visual embrace and not get too hung up on its myriad sticky plot points.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 30, 2012
At least it's all a feast for the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
August 29, 2012
Flying Swords might not live up to the promise of Detective Dee, Hark's recent comeback, but it does deliver frequently and always when it counts most.
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
December 22, 2011
The 3D is terrific in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, but helmer Tsui Hark's costume actioner -- the first Chinese-lingo movie shown in the stereoscopic Imax format -- is let down by two-dimensional characters.