Wu Assassins: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Wu Assassins

Critics Consensus

Though its story at times leaves something to be desired, Wu Assassins's exceptional choreography and bold aesthetic makes it an action packed delight.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Wu Assassins Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (2)

"Wu" coasts on the same, all-important rule of cool every Hollywood action franchise save the "John Wick" movies (with whom this series shares actor Mark Dacasos) seems to have forgotten.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

[Wu Assassins] harnesses Uwais' energy as both a fighter and an actor in an exciting fashion, and creates a giddy opportunity for martial arts awesomeness to flourish.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Wu Assassins is a complete and utter blast. Admittedly I stumbled onto it and it's one of the most fun discoveries I have ever made. An absolute thrilling mixture of martial arts and fantasy thriller storytelling

Nov 28, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I found the series as a whole to be wildly entertaining, featuring a panoply of strong performances, with Byron Mann's dramatic characterization especially striking and on point.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a bit of a mess. When the acting isn't over-the-top, it's instead so wooden that it floats... You can tell the budget went on the stunts and not the script though.

Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Super violent martial arts-based action drama falls flat.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Earnestness can work with world-building-it certainly did for Netflix's absurdly straight-faced, dearly departed The OA-but not when it's as inconsistently utilized as it is here.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Wu Assassins is a fun, fast-paced fighting fantasy that excels in its delivery of awesome fight scenes and skilful camerawork. It loses its allure with dodgy CGI and weak script work, but makes for an easy and not particularly taxing watch.

Aug 17, 2019 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

The storytelling is erratic and the special effects are conventional. But the series lights up in its battle scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A stupendous action series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All in all, Wu Assassins is full of potential. It shines when it comes to character development and fight choreography.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, Wu Assassins isn't perfect, but it is great. Season one has built out a world that feels expansive and given us a core group of characters to latch on to

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wu Assassins: Season 1

  • Feb 17, 2020
    This show has the cleanest shooting gallery scene in the history of smack. It appears that the majority of the budget was spent on special effects at the sacrifice of writing, acting and basic research. The writing rooms knowledge of San Francisco and the region is lacking. I hate to know what they did to the chinese cultural mythology that the show is based on. Entertaining rubbish.
  • Feb 01, 2020
    This show could have been great, and it starts off well. But like so many other shows it loses its way about halfway through. The martial arts is very good, where present, but they use drama for drama's sake to pad out the runtime, a common trend among Netflix titles. The acting is overall mildly uninteresting, except for an ancient mystic wu assassin character who provides top tier terrible acting every moment she's on screen. The effects are modern TV level and ultimately not even the presence of Iko Uwais and Mark Dacascos can salvage the show from boredom. Closest comparison: It's like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by way of The Fast and the Furious, but without the fun. Setting: Modern Crime Plot: Martial Arts Tone: Fantasy
  • Jan 28, 2020
    I Didn't watch the season couldn't get past the first episode. The racist overtones are too unreal. A waitress that lives on tips being racist to her customers is unrealistic. Then stereotypical hicks coming over to cause trouble due to race? stop with those white men racist crap. if you wanted to start a fight at the beginning a more realistic would be the main characters wearing an MAGA hat and a group of Antifa guys start hassling them and attack them. Much more believable. Even the Waitress being a tad rud to someone wearing a MAGA hat is somewhat more believable.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    Entertaining enough, but the show has an inbuilt oxymoron: The fantasy scenes are rather childish. Like they belong in a kids television show. But the most violent moments are not for kids. So who's going to watch the show? Those violent moments are actually quite frustrating as a parent, because it really is only moments, rather than, say, entire fight scenes. So those moments could be edited out with little affect to the story and then the show would be open to a much wider audience. Fix that and make the fantasy scenes less childish and it would be a great show.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    You are here for one thing, and one thing you hope they do well. I mean the main guy is from the Raid movie, that said alots, the fightings are so good. You can tell most of these actors had some or lots fighting experiences and it show. It's also nice to see lots of diversity in Asian casts done right, which is rare for most Netflix show these days. This is what Iron Fist could had been but not.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Everything's a bit off, the scene, plot and the characters. The film seems to be lack of budgets and the fighting scenes are dreadfully boring.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Well they lost me in episode 7 and no plans to continue watching. Of course the show makers have to let you know that all whites are needless to say racist. Absolutely no real need for the scene except to make a political statement. The show wanders around with the characters with no one that you really care about. All the scenes with ying ying is of no value. Please come out with something better than this.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Great first episode that could have lead to an interesting place, but from there devolved into horrible cliches. The martial arts fight scenes were impressive in skill, and in the first episode were well balanced. However as the season went on they proved to be over elongated, I mean how many times do you have to break a henchmen's back before he stops getting up and fighting again. In the end the show felt like overly long fight scenes glued together by expensive cars, asian stereotypes, guns, fancy outfits, time skip gimmicks, and girl on girl fights.
  • Dec 21, 2019
    I couldn't get passed episode one. Action was cool, acting was not
  • Dec 17, 2019
    The worst TV show i've ever seen. No acting, no story, no direction, no photography. Actors have no emotion and characterization is awful. Plot has problems with logic and is a bit of a collage of clichés. Fighting scenes happen without a reason and the main character is sometime a victim or is overpowered. Characters considerations collide and some things in the plot remain superficial and unexplained. It's teh perfect Z-movie for a Turksploitation of an horrible B-movie. Watch it if you want to have fun of cast and get some LOLs with your friends.

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