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

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November 28, 2015
I love Chinese epics,and this was not disappointing at all. Well-paced,lots of fighting action and a couple of nice twists. Beautiful cinematography.
July 16, 2014
good lush historical actioner
Super Reviewer
April 6, 2013
Shoddy westernised Eastern film.
December 27, 2012
Good movie...
This movie is the story of an Imperial Agent sent to bring to justice a murderer, his final mission before he is allowed to go home to his family in Japan. The murderer, a former army officer accused of mutiny when he refused to kill a group of women and children. The movie is the tale of their trek across the desert fighting against each other and with each other. The dialog was great, short and delivered impeccably by an incredible cast of characters. It has been a long while since I have seen such thoughtful, dramatic acting. The movie is shot mostly in the desert but it is all done beautifully and with exactly the right tone and feel. I enjoyed the period costumes and the fight scenes were extremely well choreographed.
I like it.
Super Reviewer
December 24, 2012
Critically panned and perhaps not the best of modern Chinese cinema, this is nonetheless pretty entertaining.
December 7, 2012
Would like to see at some stage.
½ September 24, 2012
In Xinjiang, the wild West of China, a virtuous band of former soldiers go up against marauders. Beautiful scenery, good directing, too long. "There are extraordinary battle scenes in this film." "Be patient, and you'll get rewarded with a good old-fashioned castle siege that's worth the wait." It's not 13 Assassins, but you won't find a better Tang Dynasty Chinese Western.
½ September 19, 2012
big production, big movie. i love it.
May 27, 2012
This old fashioned sword and horse period piece has a lot to like, but also a lot of flaws. One the one hand, it has some good characters both good and bad, and a nice visual style. However, the ending and plot have some farfetched moments that take away from the whole package. Perhaps a tighter story would make for a more compelling movie, even thought the battle scenes and villain are really cool.
February 2, 2012
Highly entertaining swashbuckling movie of comraderie and heroism as a train of soldiers transport a precious Buddhist artefact eastwards along the Silk Road back to the capitol of Tang Dynasty China. Constantly harassed by hordes of Turks and Khitans, they make a valiant last stand, Beautiful photography and stunning landscapes of the Gobi desert make this a DVD to keep.
October 16, 2011
WARRIORS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH is a good movie. It deserves a higher rating. And it's not just battles and swordfights.....great photography and story as well as surprise elements. This has a unique feel to the picture, which is what i love about asian film making. These countries are great at telling solider stories....like Frozen Flower, Musa the Warrior....I'll be looking for more.' The Warrior' being the best of these films.
Super Reviewer
September 12, 2011
A good big battle epic film with some good fight scenes with a Western style feel to it.
July 22, 2011
Beautifully designed, photographed, edited and scored. Fun stunts and action with good acting. A bit long with some scenes may require to be cut out or shouldn't of been in the final print.
July 3, 2011
A Chinese Alamo. Gourgeous setting (the Silk Road) and a solid western feel; some weird twists throw it in the realm of the bizarre, but, reading it as the crossgenre play it is, you inevitably agree that, in the end, only Buddha owns.
May 23, 2011
WARRIORS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH (2004)
April 17, 2011
It's too busy courting genre cliches to mine anything transcendent, which runs counter to the promise inherent in the title.
December 28, 2010
Once you get past the 1st 30 min of this directors brute and un-elegant way of telling his backstory, this becomes a pretty decent movie, but then comes the end. It blows, it ends just as the movie start, in a brute and un-elegant way.

The acting was great and local and cinematography were amazing, but the fighting actually sucked. for everything good this movie has, there is something bad, and what a let down that was. i like the story, but something about this director really didn't compute with me.
Super Reviewer
November 22, 2010
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.
October 27, 2010
nice story, screenplay & music
June 30, 2010
Very good mainland style Wu Xia Pian. Gritty, good choreography and appealing characters. Probably the best of the new wave of mainland Wu Xia Pian so far.
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