Wu xia (Dragon) Reviews

May 3, 2013
There are good action sequences but it has been ham-fistedly cut for UK distribution.
May 2, 2013
Yen again proves one of the few martial artists equally adept with subtler emotional beats.
May 2, 2013
Dragon roars.
November 30, 2012
"Dragon" has enough interesting left turns in style, mood and psychodrama to make it stand out.
November 30, 2012
The movie hurtles along at a pitch of sentiment and melodrama that would make MGM blush, and it's mostly very diverting.
November 29, 2012
As a whole, it does not quite work, especially at the end, when Mr. Chan tries for a Shakespearean climax of filial rebellion and paternal rage.
Top Critic
November 29, 2012
The widescreen cinematography and mountain rain-forest locations retain their interest, as does the deftly incongruous score, which ranges from samba to hard rock.
November 29, 2012
The large canvas and pseudo-superhero tactics work for a bit, but then the action gets sidetracked in place of myth-building.
November 29, 2012
A martial-arts morality play as lithe as it is forceful.
November 29, 2012
What it lacks in plot development, it gains in sheer momentum and an outstanding performance.
November 29, 2012
Yen's strengths have never been in his expressiveness, and Dragon plods when it centers on dramatic struggles, then leaps exhilaratingly to life whenever the fighting begins.
November 27, 2012
It's an adept genre exercise with rare primal depths.
November 27, 2012
Hi-ya!-accentuated kung fu smackdowns make everything better.