Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Reviews

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February 29, 2016
The romance is gone, the story is silly, but it's gorgeous to look at and the fights are epic.
February 29, 2016
Like so many too-late sequels, the film -- directed by the first film's action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping -- rides on waves of nostalgia and little else.
February 28, 2016
Tries to fill the gigantic shoes left by a classic rather than forging its own path, and that choice left it destined to fail.
February 28, 2016
This martial-arts mediocrity has airborne warriors aplenty but remains a dispiritingly leaden affair with its mechanical storytelling, purely functional action sequences and clunky English-language performances.
February 27, 2016
A pale imitation of the masterpiece that spawned it. Whereas the original had a freshness and a beauty that made it accessible to martial arts fans and non-fans alike, the sequel will leave even the faithful unimpressed.
February 27, 2016
With all of the first film's startling beauty and emotional subtlety lost, even Sword of Destiny's established stars look uninspired in their roles.
February 27, 2016
The very few positives Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny offers aren't even remotely enough to warrant a watch, and just wind up proving this dragon lost its fire a long time ago.
February 27, 2016
The only real thing that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny has to differentiate itself from any number of other movies in the genre is its Crouching Tiger lineage.
February 26, 2016
When a battle on a frozen lake between Donnie Yen and multiple adversaries is boring, you've got problems.
February 26, 2016
A sequel that, this many years hence, no one was clamoring for.
February 26, 2016
...inertly familiar, with a thin, Syfy-channel sheen.
February 26, 2016
It has an appealingly inventive, unruly genre party streak running down its figurative back.
February 26, 2016
While Sword of Destiny looks tremendous and the fight scenes are giddy fun, you can't help but get the sensation that something is missing.
February 26, 2016
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny isn't so much a continuation as a Xerox copy with cheap toner.
February 8, 2016
Always feels like a cash-in, arriving 15 years too late.
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