True Legend Reviews

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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
September 29, 2010
[An] entertaining kung-fu movie.
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.