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] 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
Li fans will appreciate the excellent choreography and Li's calm confidence, but Fearless lacks the imagination necessary for a must-see experience.
| Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2006
The protagonist's message rings true and its battle sequences prove gripping, but Jet Li's Fearless is both slightly ham-fisted in its efforts to have its individual and political narratives mirror one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2006
Jet Li's Fearless fears nothing indeed: Not lack of a plausible story, not murky motivations and idealized settings and cliched characters, not too much overblown wire work in the martial arts sequences.
October 4, 2006
The martial arts master's final epic is great when the fists and feet are flying.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
September 22, 2006
While no "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," this chop-socky features Jet Li's flying fists and feet doing Chinese We Shu martial arts.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 16, 2007
Fracassa como exemplar de artes marciais e, o que é ainda pior, como homenagem a um homem que inspirou grandes atletas e atores (incluindo o protagonista desta produção).
| Original Score: 2/5
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
A movie that condemns the tendency of global culture to intrude everywhere while embracing the very things that kick multiplex doors down around the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 21, 2006
the drama surrounding these fights doesn't hold any weight
| Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2006
Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom -- the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square -- but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 26, 2006
While you're waiting for Jet Li's high-flying (and tricked-up) fights, I'm afraid you'll have sit through director Ronny Yu's lowbrow lunge at serious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 22, 2006
A pretentious biopic about a Chinese sports legend.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2006
Jet Li movies are still pretty cool, but they appear to be heading in an unfortunate direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2006
Despite impressive, CG-light action sequences and an absorbing story which certainly stands another re-telling, director Ronny Yu barely elevates this above the level of a direct-to-video fightfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 21, 2006
has lofty ambitions but lacks the necessary talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2006
The Terminator flicks also favored world peace but didn't pause the action for nearly an hour to rub it in.
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 21, 2006
As purported, if Jet Li's final Chinese martial arts movie is indeed Jet Li's Fearless, the talented fist-and-foot pounder would have made more impact if he had ended things sooner.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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