The Taking of Tiger Mountain Reviews

January 8, 2015
[It] has quite a lot to recommend it. But it also has a few glaring flaws that detract from it being stellar action fare.
January 6, 2015
Cheery and happily empty-headed, the present-day subplot adds little but sentiment to a film shot through with clich characters, a predictable plot, and undisguised reverence.
January 4, 2015
With its fanfare score, the movie has a nationalistic, didactic flavor and a tiresome devotion to spectacle. Even the climax is staged two ways.
January 1, 2015
So when Tsui revises and redoes the climactic showdown for the sake of entertainment value, you wonder if the Hong Kong-based filmmaker writes off the whole thing as revisionist history written by victors.