True Legend Reviews

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March 25, 2013
Great fight scenes and diverse martial arts make for a very entertaining film.
January 27, 2012
suffers from an erratic narrative pace, shoddy characters and an overuse of digital gimmickry, all of which create the impression of an ersatz epic spectacle
June 17, 2011
Serious to the point of silliness, True Legend offers nothing new, but it steals adroitly.
June 17, 2011
Diverting but unmemorable martial arts feature unlikely to become a classic.
June 17, 2011
Somewhere between masterful and messy, Yuen Woo-ping offers lots of kinetic kicks, but his CGI work deserves a kick in the pants.
June 9, 2011
Comes off less like the work of an old master and more like the mediocre imitation of one.
May 30, 2011
This gnarly beast -- written by To Chi-long -- is epic in scope
May 21, 2011
Opting for craziness over coherence, True Legend at least expends its energy in the right place.
May 19, 2011
The comedic touches humanize this ridiculously invincible warrior with self-destructive emotional flaws. Though Su's alcoholism that morphs into the triumphant martial arts moves Drunken Fist, like Depp's unbeatable inebriated pirate, are beyond silly.
May 17, 2011
Yuen understands that martial arts sequences are more than bodies in motion, they are bodies telling stories in motion.
May 16, 2011
A bloated epic that never gets past the limits of a stilted set-up, and then damningly wears out its welcome with a plodding final act that offers none of the catharsis its makers seem to think it does.
May 16, 2011
An exciting mix of the best of Old School kung fu cinema and new technology absolutely worth seeing on big screen. Pity that the film's terrible, tacked-on ending keeps True Legend from being truly legendary.
May 14, 2011
Bridged by rude comedy familiar to veteran viewers of Hong Kong martial arts cinema, True Legend is refreshingly unpretentious in comparison to the pompous nationalism of recent Chinese war spectacles like The Warring States.
May 13, 2011
From the opening credits to its predictable conclusion it becomes clear that 'True Legend' lays its intelligence at the level of a superhero comic strip (or saloon delirium).
May 13, 2011
Indeed, there's a true legend at work here, but unfortunately, the phrase is not descriptive of the film itself but rather its maker Yuen Woo-ping, the brilliant martial arts choreographer.
May 13, 2011
Warrior perfects a new form of martial arts after tragedy strikes his family in a film from the extraordinary action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping.
May 13, 2011
A silly and yet often enjoyable action film, the movie isn't so much a winking homage to those late-'70s Hong Kong exports as another entry...
May 13, 2011
It starts off spectacularly, with some of the finest, fastest and most graceful fight footage I've ever seen.
May 13, 2011
Fans don't go to martial-arts movies for the story. They want action -- and Yuen doesn't disappoint.
May 13, 2011
Fans who've been waiting 15 years for the director of "Drunken Master" to helm a new movie definitely won't be disappointed.
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