Fong Sai Yuk (The Legend)
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Starring the fabulous Jet Li, this incredible historical epic with its deft blend of high drama, slapstick, and more subtle forms of comedy coupled with breathtaking martial-arts action represents Hong Kong -- filmmaking at its very best. The story contains many serpentine twists and a complex mixture of plots and subplots. The story is set during the Manchu dynasty in Canton. Li plays Sai Yuk, a courageous young martial-arts expert who is the very best around, as can be seen in the opening kung-fu matches. Those he beats swear vengeance, and a chaotic fight breaks out. All involved, including… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Siao's] performance [is] a show-stopping culmination of three decades of fine work in the Hong Kong cinema."
‑ , Time Out
"Avoid the Buena Vista DVD: this is a great film under its original title Fong Sai-Yuk, in Cantonese with English subtitles"
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"May be the definitive Hong Kong martial arts feminist film."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Energetic martial arts film."
‑ , Film4
"Ranges from jovial comedy to martial arts slapstick to almost Shakespearean farce to moving drama to cliffhanging suspense, and does all of them well."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Some terrific fight scenes for the Jet Li faithful."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Dazzles with some of the most breathtakingly choreographed fight scenes witnessed in years, including one show-stopper featuring a full battle waged atop the heads and shoulders of an awestruck crowd of gawkers."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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