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The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Reviews

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March 30, 2016
Visually inventive yet dramatically lacking.
October 24, 2012
It's fun in the moment, but hardly one for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2012
The movie is beautifully designed and the action sequences are violent and truly spectacular in a hallucinatory way.
October 18, 2012
It's nonsense, but somehow irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2012
Amounts to a lavishly mounted series of airborne sword fights - each one more spectacular (and silly) than the last ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2012
Despite the movie's excessive length and incomprehensible plot, Tsui is still one of the world's absolute best at action and fight sequences; they move fast, but they're dazzlingly fluid and smooth.
October 7, 2012
Although there is some enjoyment to be found in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, it's a wuxia film that is mostly very messy in every sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 14, 2012
Flying Swords has style to burn but a story that's both too chaotic for its own good and at times overly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2012
This treatment boasts plenty of swashbuckling action and visual flair without a compelling story or characters to fill in the narrative gaps.
September 3, 2012
For followers of wuxia films, the epic Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a godsend...But the convoluted storyline...blunts the appeal for anyone who's not a fan.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2012
While the technology is a dampener and the plotting burdensome, Flying Swords has enough charm and pizzazz to merit a good time at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 31, 2012
The toys of 3D and Imax give martial-arts master Tsui Hark license to go berserk for two hours with flying things and non-stop action
Full Review | Original Score: 6
August 31, 2012
Among the standouts in the cast beyond the legendary Li is Lunmei Kwai as a Tartan warrior princess.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
August 31, 2012
The plot is secondary. "Flying Swords" is to be seen for its eye-popping action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2012
Tsui Hark takes Hollywood dead on with a bold, special effects laden, kung fu epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2012
"Flying Swords" is a chunky spectacle, to be sure - overstuffed with plot and characters - but at times, it's an insanely entertaining one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
Bottom line: this movie ain't a relationship, folks. It's a one-night stand, and as such, could probably have been more concise. But you won't forget it in the morning; just the boring bits.
August 30, 2012
While the attractive performers and the action set pieces, including fights inside a sand tornado and around a spider's web of razor wire, are enough to carry you through the film, "Flying Swords" is a bit of a letdown ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
IMAX 3D turns a slightly above-average "wuxia" ("martial hero" action thriller) into an epic extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2012
The trick is to let yourself swoon into the picture's visual embrace and not get too hung up on its myriad sticky plot points.
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