True Legend Reviews

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May 12, 2011
A hodgepodge of styles, "True Legend" works best as a freewheeling showcase for Yuen's dazzling fight sequences above any sort of cogent storytelling.
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 12, 2011
Yuen stages exciting battles - slo-mo, freeze frame, and much gravity-slaying enhance the mood and often majestic settings - but the episodic structure wears thin before the last throat punch.
May 12, 2011
rabidly fun and cameo-packed
May 12, 2011
Anyone who fondly remembers the kung-fu glory years will likely get a nostalgic rush from True Legend, and not just because of the cameo appearances by Michelle Yeoh, Gordon Liu, and David Carradine.
May 11, 2011
Pic's many satisfyingly kinetic action sequences and strong thesping (particularly by femme lead Zhou Xun) outweigh its uneven scripting and occasional ill-advised forays into CGI.
May 11, 2011
Formulaic action-packed martial-arts fantasy, chronicling a ferocious family feud.
May 11, 2011
In countless over-the-top set pieces, Yuen delivers striking combat clarity without sacrificing the visceral editing and crazy digital effects of modern bloodbaths.
May 10, 2011
The real true legend here is Yuen Woo-ping, a chopsocky Renaissance man whose action choreography defines the post-Bruce Lee era of martial-arts cinema.
May 9, 2011
The film's mano-y-mano battle on a waterfall overhang will leave you gasping for air.
May 9, 2011
Ostensibly set in the 1860s at the end of the Qing Dynasty, the opening battle looks more like Middle Earth than anything from history.
October 4, 2010
a solidly made, craftsmanlike opus that satisfies the requirements of period martial arts films and preserves Yuen Woo-Ping's distinguished position among that industry's venerated elders.
September 29, 2010
[An] entertaining kung-fu movie.
September 26, 2010
There are two epic climactic fights and three or four more sequences as good as The Matrix or Crouching Tiger fights.
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
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