True Legend Reviews

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 21, 2011
Opting for craziness over coherence, True Legend at least expends its energy in the right place.
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 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 12, 2011
The story is painfully simplistic, and it becomes quickly apparent that the narrative is a crude cement to hold together the carnage.
May 12, 2011
The fights in "True Legend" become pretty routine. And beyond some lovely mountain scenery and a tiny cameo by a radiant Michelle Yeoh, there isn't much else to look at.
May 11, 2011
Formulaic action-packed martial-arts fantasy, chronicling a ferocious family feud.
September 23, 2010
Giddy wirework and occasional flurries of poor 3D don't come to the rescue of a turgid, anti-climactic plot in Yuen Woo-ping's chop-socky extravaganza...
September 23, 2010
This movie naturally boasts some great action scenes. But otherwise it's a slightly plodding account of Chinese myth and legend.
August 17, 2010