Magnificent Warriors (1987)





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In this film, bullwhip-wielding pilot and adventurer Ming Ming gets involved in a rebel plot against the Japanese occupation of China during the 1930s. Her efforts are confounded then later aided by a con man whom she mistakes for a spy she is supposed to contact.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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Tai Seng


Michelle Yeoh
as Fok Ming-ming
Richard Ng
as Paulina Wong
Lowell Lo
as Youda
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Critic Reviews for Magnificent Warriors

All Critics (3)

Yeoh, como uma dublê de Indiana Jones, impressiona por seu vigor físico e as seqüências de luta são formidáveis. Mas, de modo geral, a história é fraca; a trilha, péssima e a direção, capenga.

July 17, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Michelle Yeoh is a female Indiana Jones in this engaging Hong Kong actioner. But it's not up to the dazzling stunt work of Yes Madam or Royal Warriors.

March 13, 2003

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August 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Magnificent Warriors

Fun Raiders of the Lost Ark-meets-kung-fu concept. Has at least one career highlight reel-type action sequence featuring Michelle Yeoh, who also looks pretty cute in a leather pilot's jacket.

Daryl Kuxhouse
Daryl Kuxhouse

Michelle Yeoh is superb in her martial arts sequences and this film has amazing hard-hitting action, dynamic camera-work and ultra-slick editing to deliver a lightning-paced tribute to the Indiana Jones movies.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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[img][/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Ming-Ming has been trained by her grandfather to fly planes, perform martial arts, and to be an overall model citizen for her native country of China. She has been sent on a mission to meet up with another agent and stop a Japanese revolt in a small Chinese city. Ming-Ming arrives in the city and discovers a guy with a souvenir that marks him as the agent, but something doesn’t seem right about him. Ming-Ming must figure out an obvious mix-up and stop a ruthless Japanese general from taking over the defenseless Chinese city.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“He got our money. She beat on you. And now we look like assholes.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]David Chung, director of Once Upon a Time in China, Full Throttle, and Boat People, delivers Magnificent Warriors. The storyline is very much like the Indiana Jones series. The action sequences are martial arts driven with the implementation of a whip. Michele Yeoh was a wonderful title character for this picture. Richard Ng (Once Upon a Time in China), Tung-Shing Yee (Death Duel), and Chindy Lau delivered wonderful performances as well.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Don’t make fun of him, it’s not that bad.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Not that bad? It’s so gay!”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]The gun demonstration, the $30 request, the escape from the gun purchase, the rescuing of the grandfather, the catching of the pigeon, the “latest American toy” reference, the bar fight/rescue, the fight in the alley, the sticking together conversation, the shootings in front of the fuel, Ming-Ming versus the Japanese soldiers, the dynamite in the jeep, the Tom boy reference, the “war,” the watch removal attempt, and the hostage situation was amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Kick me. Hurry!”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Sure.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Magnificent Warriors steals a lot of elements from Indiana Jones; however, it adds enough of its own elements for it not to feel like a complete rip-off. The martial arts choreography was outstanding. Yeoh displayed quick, electrifying, and flexible maneuvers delivered in a charismatic fashion. I strongly recommend giving this film a shot; especially for fans of the action genre.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“We’re back you bastards!”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000][/color][/size][/font] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Grade: B- [/font][/color][/size]

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