The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang) Reviews

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize
May 5, 2011
An epic historical martial arts film with thin characters, a tepid love story and some excellent fight sequences with the long-handled crescent-moon blade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 28, 2011
There's something really robust about actually seeing a fight rather than the cutaways and the illusion of a fight rather than a real fight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
April 28, 2011
The Lost Bladesman starts off big and rather cool and ends up an intimate epic hot and heavy with spent passions and an aura of sadness that's unexpectedly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 27, 2011
After a while it all becomes a bit predictable, especially as the political motivations are, to the uninitiated, more than slightly opaque.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 27, 2011
Problems of scale limit the film's clarity and its emotional power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)
April 27, 2011
While the action is impressive, the human drama and characterisation of the potentially fascinating warrior General Guan Yu is sadly one-dimensional.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 23, 2011
I found the storytelling a little confusing, mostly due to the plethora of characters who are mentioned in the context of the wars that are taking place or about to. But aside from that, the film works as a well made genre piece
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2011
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Russell Edwards
Variety
May 5, 2011
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