Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
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International action star Jet Li leads an incredible cast in a gripping story of power, pleasure and revenge. Vigilante general Zhao (Li) is determined to restore order to the royal throne by tracking down corrupt officials, including Yu, an incredibly determined eunuch. Yu and his soldiers are on their way to the new Dragon Inn, where they hope to find a runaway pregnant palace concubine and a tough swordswoman who have sought refuge there. As a legendary sandstorm lays hold of the region, fighters, treasure-seekers and assassins alike will find themselves in the midst of a powerful, unforgettable showdown of good vs. evil. Winner at the Asian Film Awards, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a martial arts masterpiece filled with spectacular special effects delivering knock-out action that has to be seen to be believed.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 27
- Fresh: 19
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While the attractive performers and the action set pieces, including fights inside a sand tornado and around a spider's web of razor wire, are enough to carry you through the film, "Flying Swords" is a bit of a letdown ...
Rotten: The 3D is terrific in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, but helmer Tsui Hark's costume actioner -- the first Chinese-lingo movie shown in the stereoscopic Imax format -- is let down by two-dimensional characters.
Fresh: "Flying Swords" is a chunky spectacle, to be sure - overstuffed with plot and characters - but at times, it's an insanely entertaining one.
Fresh: Flying Swords might not live up to the promise of Detective Dee, Hark's recent comeback, but it does deliver frequently and always when it counts most.
Surprised at how much I enjoyed it
I expected to get confused, as I sometimes do with period martial arts films... But Fying Swords surprised me by being laced with well-timed humor in addition to the drama. Pacing was good - I didn't even realize it was 2 hours long.
Pretty bad ...
Nothing in this movie makes any sense, and I have a pretty low bar for this genre. I've watched so many of these epic style fantastical ,atrial arts movies and this is among the worst.
A lot better than most Asian sword and sorcery epics
Best of all it doesn't end with stupid tragedy. The story can continue in your head after the credits roll. Awesome!