God of War (2017)


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During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu (martial arts legend Sammo Hung) enlists the help of a sharp young general (Vincent Zhao), they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land in this sweeping historical epic from veteran action director Gordon Chan.

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Critic Reviews for God of War

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Competent on all fronts but never dazzling, it should please genre devotees but won't cross over to a broader audience.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A spectacularly miscalculated historical epic.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A character-driven battle epic that plays more like a brightly rendered action-adventure than a starchy history lesson.

Jun 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Sweeping and dynamic, if mostly unsurprising.

Jun 1, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A lavish reminder of how fiercely proud China is of its past, and of how much more of it we'll get to see in the coming years.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Even if it's a more rewarding watch than other films of its ilk thanks to its galloping yet well-timed story-telling, it doesn't have enough idiosyncrasies to prevent it from blending in with a lot of China's other action flicks.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for God of War


These films tend to be either very good or on par and this one is very much on par. The action scenes are great and that climatic face off is epic, but the silly acting moments are annoying. The film just needed to be played straight and avoid these moments, these films don't need the comic relief. I wanted to really enjoy this film but the direction of the actors failed and the only true character is the villain and the hero, the rest are relegated to nothing. This film could have been a genuine classic but fails the basic character moments, hopefully the filmmaker learns from this mistake. 19-03-2018.

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