Once Upon A Time In China II Reviews

July 30, 2008
For sheer excitement, virtuoso fight sequences and extravagant special effects, Hark's film is hard to beat.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
This is the best action-adventure-comedy that Tsui has ever made, hence one of the year's most exhilarating entertainments.
July 8, 2005
Much more than just another martial arts movie.
June 18, 2005
July 14, 2003
Great follow-up to OUATIC. More of a political conspiracy plot than a cultural one, but still has great fight scenes.
May 20, 2003
A splendid if frankly fake-looking spectacle.
October 22, 2002
It is a great-looking film with top-notch martial arts sequences and high production values.
July 26, 2002
February 4, 2002
May 11, 2001
With its ability to maintain a balance between a high standard of intense action and thought-provoking storytelling, Once Upon a Time in China II accomplishes something very few sequels achieve: it outshines the original.
April 25, 2001
More concentrated and svelte than its precursor, Once Upon a Time II also has the benefit of fights staged by Master Yuen Wo-Ping that show Jet Li-another camera-age hero-to even greater advantage.
January 1, 2000
...this sequel has some of the most astounding action you've ever seen, proving that when Tsui is compared to Steven Spielberg it's no exaggeration.
January 1, 2000
Giving it a title that suggests an Eastern version of a Sergio Leone epic raises expectations that can't be fulfilled.
January 1, 2000
...a more controlled, skillfully woven film overflowing with a talented cast and crew.