Jing wu ying xiong (Fist of Legend)
Jing wu ying xiong (Fist of Legend) (2008)

Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the 1920s. When his master is killed during the Japanese occupation of China, he returns to avenge his teacher's death. Back in China, he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

All of the intricately choreographed fighting is real, proving the doubters of Li's fighting skills very wrong.

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Oz
eFilmCritic.com

If you don't feel the bones breaking, you're not watching closely enough.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

If you're going remake a film, it should be better than (or at least different from) the original. And surprisingly, Fist of Legend manages to do just that.

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Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap

If you can watch the opening fifteen minutes without wincing, you're made of stern stuff. One of Li's most brutal works.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A high-flying, hidden-wire kick-and-punch-fest, set against a historical, epic backdrop.

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Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle

Although this is disappointing, there are more than enough good scenes (both action and otherwise) to keep this enterprise afloat and entertaining.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

Jet Li remakes Bruce Lee, and the result is great.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The strong point of this film is the cinematography of Derek Wan. The images are imbued with the rich, vibrant color which has become a hallmark of modern Chinese films.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

A marvel to watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Gordon Chan's <i>Fist of Legend</i> lives up to its name without fail.<p>As far as the 100 minute story goes, <i>Fist of… More
Albert Kim
Man, this is by far, the best Jet Li movie I've seen. Choreography is raw with very real but dazzling moves. Don't miss out on this if you're a… More
Mark Hobin
Fist of Legend is really highlighted by some impressive fights that favor realism over wire-driven choreography. However the plot is still your standard issue… More
danny d
a loose remake of bruce lee's fist of fury and a homage to some of his other films, fist of legend exceeds some of those films through superior… More
xGary Xx
A Chinese martial artist studying in Japan returns home to find his master has been killed during a tournament, but when he faces the inadequate skills of the… More
Lanning : )
Wow, just watched this for the fourth time, and I'm about to watch it one more time before I send it back to netflix. One of the best pure martial arts… More

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