Bodyguards and Assassins (Shi yue wei cheng)
Bodyguards and Assassins (Shi yue wei cheng) (2009)

Donnie Yen and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do anything to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

For Occidental eyes, 'Bodyguards and Assassins' is more of a playful recreation of history than anything else.

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Fred Topel
Screen Junkies

A group of politically active citizens led a campaign to protect revolutionary leader Dr. Sun Wen from Qing assassins. That means I get to see Asian dudes kick each other.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

With its stirring dramas, riveting suspense and engaging performances, Bodyguards and Assassins focuses on a tiny moment in time to suggest that we are all in fact part of an ongoing revolution.

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Flixster User Reviews
Lewis C.
Is there such a thing as a historical-political-martial arts-thriller? If there wasn't before, there is now. Bodyguards and Assassin's is about a… More
Khris N
An engrossing film set in the turn of 20th Century China and Hong Kong. A local businessman enlists the aid of his employees, a giant monk, a drug addict… More
Cynthia S.
My husband would tell you that he sat through the drama to get to the really good action parts. I loved the whole package. Excellently done!!
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Fun, that is when it's not trying to stuff the screen with patriotic sentimental melo-cliches. A good cast, but many characters are barely used, when the… More
Dean McKenna
Highly awesome period action Hong Kong film. Powerful, logical and heartbreaking. This is about the assassination attempt of Dr Sun Yat Sen in Hong Kong. The… More
JY Skacto
Teddy Chen's <i>Bodyguards and Assassins</i> is a Hong Kong action adventure with a lot to remember.<p>The story concept is exceptional… More

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