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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong) (2004)

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Set in the ferocious Gobi Desert, a tale of two first-class warriors, Lieutenant Li and Japanese emissary Lai Xi, who are master swordsmen. After decades of service to the Chinese Emperor, Lai Xi longs to return to Japan, but is instead sent to the West to chase wanted criminals. His only passport back to Japan is to capture and execute Lieutenant Li, a renegade soldier wanted for leading a violent mutiny when he refused orders to kill female and child prisoners.

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Cast

Xueqi Wang
as Master An
Hasi Bagen
as Cao Jin
Tao Ho
as Ma Gun
Linian Lu
as Wu Lao'er

Critic Reviews for Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong)

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

The acting is uniformly compelling.

December 1, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the two main protagonists, Lieutenant Li and Lai Xi, are too much the strong, silent type to engage us as heroes, or even characters.

Full Review… | October 1, 2004
Toronto Star
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There's no denying its visual appeal.

Full Review… | October 1, 2004
Globe and Mail
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Monotonous.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Remarkable for its stimulating, metaphor-rich setting.

September 10, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Warriors ransacks enough of the dust-swept battle genre (start with Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa, and John Ford) to have no rousing or opulent B-movie personality of its own.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong)

A good big battle epic film with some good fight scenes with a Western style feel to it.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

This is a film you have to give about 15-20 minutes to before you give up on it. If you're willing to invest the time, there is an incredibly rich story waiting for you, replete with honor, duty, respect and love. Wonderful movie, but just give it a minute to grow on you. Well done film.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Great extraordinary Chinese tale of battle, comradeship and honour. The excitement scenes between a Japanese emissary and renegade solider-turned-mercenary who team up to protect a sacred caravan travelling across the desert.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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