Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
It was the darkest of times in China, when ruthless warlords waged battles to satiate their endless aggression. Millions of lives perished, and those who survived had only two choices - kill or be killed. The battalions of warring states Liang and Wei collided in a bloodbath that lasted from dawn until dusk. Only two men were left standing - a foot soldier from Liang and the rival General from Wei. The Soldier survived because he is an expert in playing dead, with a device strapped on his body which protruded like an arrowhead for added realism. The Soldier captured the wounded General, hoping… More
Trailer

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Genre-benders who like their Leone-esque historical slapstick buddy-action epics with a side order of political tragedy will find much to enjoy here."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"There is epic action and adventure in this film, to be sure, and some humour too - but it is all directed towards a conclusion whose devastating impact is not even undone by the touches of mawkishness that get us there."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Jackie Chan came up with this story of a peasant capturing a highranking general some 20 years ago, but it's taken all this time for the project to be realised. Boy was it worth the wait."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Now 56, having broken pretty much every bone in his body, [Chan] sits out some of the rough stuff, and there is a noticeable twilight mood in the air."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian
"Watchable Chinese action drama with a likeable performance from Jackie Chan and some energetic fight scenes, though it's let down by a rather simplistic plot and doesn't quite land the emotional punch it's aiming for."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Chan puts his heart and soul into the part of Big Soldier, and it's a reminder that there is more to the actor than Hollywood cinemagoers may have witnessed."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"It does not, perhaps, try to do very much, but all the things it does try, it achieves with glowing perfection."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It lacks the visual oomph of Hero, but sure knocks Chan's recent Spy Next Door on its sorry arse."
‑ Jamie Russell, Total Film
"[A] breezy romp that offers Jackie Chan one of his more memorable recent roles."
‑ Jamie Healy, Radio Times
"Amusing but, never amazing. There's no ladder twirling, conveyor belt sticking or cashier slot jumping through."
‑ Fred Topel, Screen Junkies
"A better screenplay, tougher editing and less commercial direction might have made the tale more substantial and even funnier -- as it is, Chan keeps it all going."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Jackie Chan has made plenty of cracking films in his native tongue, but Little Big Soldier, a rambunctiously tragicomic martial epic set during China's Warring States period, is regrettably not one of them."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It's the action sequences, including a splendid scene when Chan mounts an ox to rescue his reluctant partner, that will keep audiences thrilled."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
More reviews for Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang) on Rotten Tomatoes