Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang)
Little Big Soldier (Da bing xiao jiang) (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 8, 2010
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

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.

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James Luxford
The National

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It does not, perhaps, try to do very much, but all the things it does try, it achieves with glowing perfection.

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Jamie Russell
Total Film

It lacks the visual oomph of Hero, but sure knocks Chan's recent Spy Next Door on its sorry arse.

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Fred Topel
Screen Junkies

Amusing but, never amazing. There's no ladder twirling, conveyor belt sticking or cashier slot jumping through.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

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.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A cowardly conscript kidnaps the general of an opposing army and attempts the long journey back to his homeland to claim a reward and leave the life soldiering… More
danny d
i loved this movie. chan is funny and charming, his character is likable and believable, and the storyline is original and satisfying. a total surprise, i… More
Cynthia S.
Comedic, fun, entertaining, and sad all at the same time. Very well done!!
JY Skacto
Director Sheng Ding's action adventure, <i>Little Big Soldier</i>, successfully throws the banter into a historic wuxia style… More
Bruce Bruce
Jackie Chan has become what Steven Sequll and Val Kilmer are one role actors and this film is no different. Jackie role in all his films are the same a fast… More
Dean McKenna
Beautifully fashioned, brilliantly performed and evocatively scored, <i>Little Big Soldier</i>'s deceptive simplicity belies rich hidden… More