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Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang) Reviews

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2011
Chan puts his heart and soul into the part of Big Soldier, and it's a reminder that there is more to the actor than Hollywood cinemagoers may have witnessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
Screen Junkies
April 13, 2011
Amusing but, never amazing. There's no ladder twirling, conveyor belt sticking or cashier slot jumping through.
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
November 2, 2010
There is epic action and adventure in this film, to be sure, and some humour too - but it is all directed towards a conclusion whose devastating impact is not even undone by the touches of mawkishness that get us there.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 14, 2010
It does not, perhaps, try to do very much, but all the things it does try, it achieves with glowing perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 6, 2010
A better screenplay, tougher editing and less commercial direction might have made the tale more substantial and even funnier -- as it is, Chan keeps it all going.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 1, 2010
Jackie Chan came up with this story of a peasant capturing a highranking general some 20 years ago, but it's taken all this time for the project to be realised. Boy was it worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
Total Film
September 30, 2010
It lacks the visual oomph of Hero, but sure knocks Chan's recent Spy Next Door on its sorry arse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 30, 2010
Jackie Chan has made plenty of cracking films in his native tongue, but Little Big Soldier, a rambunctiously tragicomic martial epic set during China's Warring States period, is regrettably not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cath Clarke
Guardian
September 30, 2010
Now 56, having broken pretty much every bone in his body, [Chan] sits out some of the rough stuff, and there is a noticeable twilight mood in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jamie Healy
Radio Times
September 30, 2010
[A] breezy romp that offers Jackie Chan one of his more memorable recent roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
September 29, 2010
Genre-benders who like their Leone-esque historical slapstick buddy-action epics with a side order of political tragedy will find much to enjoy here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
September 29, 2010
It's the action sequences, including a splendid scene when Chan mounts an ox to rescue his reluctant partner, that will keep audiences thrilled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 29, 2010
Watchable Chinese action drama with a likeable performance from Jackie Chan and some energetic fight scenes, though it's let down by a rather simplistic plot and doesn't quite land the emotional punch it's aiming for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 1, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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