Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang) Reviews

February 21, 2019
At over two overstuffed hours, it may prove to be too much for some viewers, but there is so much nifty and bizarre stuff going on that those with a taste for the odd stuff can simply sit back and let it wash over them like an exceptionally vivid dream.
September 17, 2018
The Four Heavenly Kings strives to bridge the events in [the two previous films] - only to unwittingly abandon its seventh-century mystery for some pointless CGI mayhem halfway through.
July 27, 2018
Four Heavenly Kings is more coherent than Demons Strike Back, and better in just about every way than Dunjia, and its effects are as imaginative as anything in cinema today...
July 27, 2018
The film's visual imagination is boggling and exhilaratingly strange.
July 26, 2018
Dee is invariably the most sane, grounded person in every scene, though once it's time to bust out the wireworks, he can leap from rafter to rafter with the best of them. It's the movie that never takes flight.
July 26, 2018
The Hong Kong genre maestro's childlike imagination and technical inventiveness seems inexhaustible.
July 25, 2018
Many decisions - including the title, which bears only a glancing relation to any part of the plot - seem half-baked at best.
July 25, 2018
The-X-Files-meets-Hardy-Boys vibe of the earlier films has been watered down and in fact, The Four Heavenly Kings in the title does not refer to a central mystery but is almost incidental to the plot.
July 25, 2018
The energy is undeniable, especially when delivered via giant Taoist albino gorilla, and the creaky effects have an endearing artisanal quality that feels like a Zu Warriors throwback.
July 24, 2018
You will never have to wait long before ninjas strike, a gigantic eyeball demon attacks, or a monster's blood rains from the sky and transforms into flower petals in midair.