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The Princess Blade Reviews

March 26, 2009
Delicately rendered, if full of pretty banal sentiments, the film's softer central section is a necessary counterweight to the other two acts, which are largely shot in an oppressive blue filter.
September 20, 2003
[Yumiko Shaku] doesn't project the confidence or menace that the role requires. Trying to pass her off as a stone-cold assassin is like casting Britney Spears as Marie Curie -- it just doesn't jibe.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 22, 2003
Its corny streak brings the movie too close to cut-rate Chinese Opera epics than should be allowed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2003
Great movie, mediocre script.
August 22, 2003
The cast, in its quiet, iconic way, is superb.
August 8, 2003
The Princess Blade would have been better off forgetting the love story and concentrating on the kick-ass action.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 8, 2003
Has all the makings of a cult film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2003
Not quite good enough to jump out of the pack of Asian swordplay movies but is too well crafted to sink into utter anonymity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2003
Original and thrilling martial-arts choreography, a lean, hard-driving story and solemn atmosphere make The Princess Blade -- a futuristic tale -- stand way above the pack.
August 7, 2003
Despite its origins, nearly every visual and storytelling idea in this green-and-black-tinted martial-arts fantasy seems to derive from Mad Max, The Matrix and/or The Lord of the Rings.
August 5, 2003
Yuki's streamlined revenge story (the furious, elegant choreography is by HK maestro Donnie Yen) has in its modest dimensions a surprising grace.