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During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng creates an elite assassination squad known as the Guillotines, made to eliminate all who oppose him. But as time passes, the Guillotines are deemed expendable, and used instead to persecute the people in a reign of terror and oppression. The arrogant and complacent squad of five young warriors have never failed in 348 missions to eliminate their targets. But their newest mission leaves The Guillotines ambushed, double-crossed, and facing annihilation – both from evil men, and the new firearms that seemingly surpass their cold steel.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 4.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The blades fly as do the heads, but the movie remains disappointingly aground.
Rotten: The lack of rip-roaring martial arts or even a half-decent storyline will leave genre aficionados feeling short-changed.
Rotten: A historical action epic set during the Qing dynasty that amounts to a bait-and-switch for wuxia fans stoked for steel-meets-flesh mayhem.
Rotten: A corny saga of social and generational conflict, it's ultimately yet another Chinese period epic that functions as a thinly veiled treatise on the nobility of socialist equality.
This is a soap opera!!!
This is a soap opera dressed up as an action flick! There is about 8 minutes of true action scenes and the rest is just soap opera like drama.
Good but too expensive.
$10 to rent are you bonkers? My GF downloaded it and the movie was ok, but anything over $5 for a RENTAL is insane.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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