Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) Reviews

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September 22, 2006
Li's physical performance is terrific, as usual, and it's with wistful feelings that we watch him put a final whuppin' on his last adversary.
September 22, 2006
[Li's] pandering to the domestic (Chinese) market with a tired, formulaic martial-arts melodrama dressed up as epic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2006
Though always charismatic, Li's most expressive when he lets fists fly.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 22, 2006
The movie turns into an inspirational, uncomplicated biopic in which, yes, a series of awesomely violent fight scenes indicate that our worst enemy can be found between our ears.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 22, 2006
A pretentious biopic about a Chinese sports legend.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2006
A lavish biopic that gives Li one of his juiciest roles but is relatively light on the action his fans have come to expect.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2006
This is one of [Li's] best movies, and is definitely a must for even those who are not chopsocky fans
Full Review | Original Score: 3.2/5
September 22, 2006
In Ronny Yu's sweeping film based on the life of wu shu master Huo Yuanjia, the retiring action star manages to tug a few heartstrings while breaking plenty of bones.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2006
As a way to go out, I can't imagine anything more beautifully appropriate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2006
The action scenes are disappointingly conventional, constrained for the most part to one-on-one ring matches with inferior opponents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2006
A rather hokey script weighs down Jet Li's final Wushu (martial arts) movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 22, 2006
Too often it seems to be just another action fantasy that teaches pacifism while indulging in brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2006
Perhaps predictably, the final work in Li's on-screen martial-arts career won't be the film to remember him by.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 22, 2006
The 43-year-old actor claims that this will be his last martial arts epic. That's too bad when movies like this and 2002's Hero find him just hitting his stride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2006
This is clearly Yu's best work since his 1993 Hong Kong hit The Bride With White Hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 22, 2006
Boldly conceived and handsomely produced, Fearless emits the kind of idealized glow that used to define Hollywood movies.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 22, 2006
a brisk and handsome, if not exactly groundbreaking, high-end martial arts movie
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
September 22, 2006
A subplot involving his attachment to a blind village girl doesn't go anywhere, nor is it necessary; the real love affair here is Li's passion for the sport.
September 22, 2006
Surprisingly joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2006
While showing his 43 years, Li is still capable of ripping his way through an ornate restaurant or clearing out 15 challengers in as many seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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