Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen)
Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966)

The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his two youngest, a son and a daughter, were… More

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You get the feeling that Quentin Tarantino drew a lot of the "Kill Bill" movies and "The Hateful 8" from this textbook; it's clearly the goofy ancestor of Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Dragon Inn delivers pure cinematic pleasure. I'm not sure it can be overpraised.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

If you don't know the name King Hu, now's the perfect opportunity to remedy that.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

King Hu's masterwork is guaranteed to out-Marvel any of the major blockbusters on this summer's release schedule.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There is action aplenty from start to finish and the fight choreography is splendid, especially considering that this is a 50 year old movie.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

It features the tragic sweep and striking natural vistas that became hallmarks of Hu's later films, but it is also loads and loads of fun.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice

This cast takes the project super seriously even at moments when you can't - and dammit, they'll make you believe.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

We've grown accustomed to wire work in wuxia films...so it's all the more astonishing to watch swordsmen and women somersaulting through the air or chopsticks used to thwart weapons, all stunts accomplished in camera or through editing.

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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

Violence in "Dragon Inn" is exciting not just because it's choreographed exceptionally well, but because there's a genuine sense of danger and excitement in each fight scenes.

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