Unleashed Reviews

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August 17, 2007
Li's dramatic turn is no match for his fists of fury.
January 7, 2006
An intriguing little action thriller, a half-and-half story divided between sequences of vicious violence and quiet, wryly comic scenes of newfound domesticity.
September 27, 2005
There's a lot to enjoy in Unleashed.
August 19, 2005
An incompatible marriage of film noir, Gothic fairytale and martial arts movie.
May 16, 2005
It's the same stuff that as we always get where like the henchman come up to him one by one.
May 14, 2005
The film contains enough quiet, reflective moments for us to become aware how preposterous the central conceit is, and that keeps us at arm's length. For a movie that strives to be in-your-face, that's too far away.
May 13, 2005
A nice, violent little film about the redemptive powers of art and love.
May 13, 2005
A film that could use a little less conversation, a lot more action.
May 13, 2005
The movie would work better with fewer elements.
May 13, 2005
The movie doesn't make it, but there's enough going on to make it more arf than barf.
May 13, 2005
Unleashed is that rarest of things: a violent movie that makes you think.
May 13, 2005
A clever, expertly done variation on the old (but always potent), monster/mad-scientist fairy tale.
May 13, 2005
Li and his Unleashed company have made a wildly entertaining piece of ultra-violence that also stands as a gleefully absurdist adventure story.
May 13, 2005
Unleashed is the kind of martial arts movie we would see if Tom Hanks could execute a flying spin kick.
May 13, 2005
Not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, not as painterly as House of Flying Daggers or Hero, Unleashed is still a fascinating metaphor for the action star only allowed on screen to bust heads and break legs.
May 13, 2005
Even though the dramatic aspect doesn't quite click, it's a watchable experiment.
May 13, 2005
This one's strictly for the dogs.
May 13, 2005
Let's just say that docility is not the best use of a martial artist's talents.
May 13, 2005
Unleashed is one of those rare gems, a date movie with exploding squibs.
May 13, 2005
The insult in Unleashed comes not so much in having Li act like a dog but in refusing to let him be a man.
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