Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter)
Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006)

Fearless opens in Shanghai, China, circa 1910, when wushu master Huo Yuanjia (martial arts superstar Jet Li) prepares to battle one Japanese opponent, Tanaka (Shidou Nakamura), and three American opponents (Anthony de Longis, Jean-Claude… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score
73%
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User Score
86%



Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fearless is a brilliantly choreographed, beautifully filmed endcap to Li's quarter decade of epic martial arts glory.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think this is a terrific film.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Jet Li movies are still pretty cool, but they appear to be heading in an unfortunate direction.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Part bio-pic, part wuxia, Fearless melds the best of both genres and in the process makes something greater than the sum of its parts, commenting both on its genre and human nature in general, both as they are now and what they could aspire to be.

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Marc Savlov
Dallas Morning News

It takes time for the film to bounce back to the heights of its opening scene, but about midway it does.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

It boils down to a simple but elegantly told morality tale with beautiful sets and scenery and plenty of bracing action.

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Liz Perle
Common Sense Media

Jet Li's final fight; teens OK.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom -- the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square -- but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A movie that condemns the tendency of global culture to intrude everywhere while embracing the very things that kick multiplex doors down around the world.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A honorable send-off

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Fearless is based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a martial artist who became the figurehead of Chinese national pride at the turn of the century. The format is all… More
Albert Kim
There's a lot of martial arts movies that come our way -- they could have dazzling fight sequences, long takes of great choreography, or even poor action… More
Eugene Bernabe
Jet Li makes an exceptional performance in his final martial arts epic. Fearless is captured elegantly and is an emotional as well as action-packed picture. The… More
Drake Tsui
Li makes a comeback from his terrible run of Hollywood action flicks with this martial arts epic that not only celebrates the roots of Wushu but embodies every… More
Phil Hubbs
Exquisitely lavish is a good way to describe this Jet Li film, I thought this was some kind of silly action flick or another historical ancient Chinese dynasty… More
Kristijonas Fussman
A martial arts epic.

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