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 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 2, 2015
Its slow-going opening stretch and assorted mawkish subplots might just be the price a viewer has to pay for the sight of Yang and Hawk slugging it out in a biplane as it careens down a seemingly endless escape tunnel ...
January 2, 2015
This lavish period piece contains enough thrills, spills and moments of cinematic grace that not only manage to push it through the rough spots but allow it to put most American action films of recent vintage to shame.
January 1, 2015
This account of the People's Liberation Army's strategic ambush of a bandits' lair delivers sinewy battles and twisty espionage with a husky northern flavor.
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.
December 30, 2014
Proves disarmingly entertaining thanks to a Tsui specialty: spectacular fight scenes.