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About the Movie
International superstar Jet Li delivers non-stop thrills in this martial arts masterpiece, which was inspired by the incredible true story of a real-life hero. When a fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion (Li) along with the lives of his family, his path to redemption brings him face-to-face with the most ferocious opponents in the world. This riveting epic from the producers of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon features explosive, innovative fight sequences from the legendary action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 110
- Fresh: 81
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom -- the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square -- but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.
Fresh: While showing his 43 years, Li is still capable of ripping his way through an ornate restaurant or clearing out 15 challengers in as many seconds.
Fresh: In Ronny Yu's sweeping film based on the life of wu shu master Huo Yuanjia, the retiring action star manages to tug a few heartstrings while breaking plenty of bones.
Fresh: A subplot involving his attachment to a blind village girl doesn't go anywhere, nor is it necessary; the real love affair here is Li's passion for the sport.
Not the version you are looking for
Great movie. However, the version seen here is inferior. The unrated version can be picked up as a physical Blu-ray copy (less video compression I may add) from a competitor for $11. iTunes is currently listing this one for $14.99 HD. The Unrated version runs for 141 minutes versus the one here at 103 minutes.
Apple did the same thing with the Lord of the Rings Extended Cut. However, because of the numbers of years that passed since they finally released Fearless, and that it's somewhat of niche title, I doubt an unrated version will ever come to light.
Solid martial arts actioner.
Aside from a few wire-fu moments, this film leaves you satisfied. It's what you would expect from Jet Li martial arts fight scenes, which rival some of his earliest movies. I'm a traditionalist in that I love martial arts movies that use real moves that don't require any wires. This one remains true the majority of the time.
One of the best Jet Li's movies
Simply one of the best.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2006
- © 2005 Rogue Pictures. All Rights Reserved.