Once Upon a Time in China 2
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It is 1895 in Canton, China. The Europeans are still milking the country for every dollar they can and claiming special privileges in it, as well. Meanwhile, the virulently anti-foreign White Lotus Society is mounting attacks on the generally clueless British, with the very obvious but low-key support of the government. If somebody doesn't protect the idiotic foreigners, things could get so far out of hand that they will bring in their armies for some really debilitating reprisals. This is all going on just at a time when China has some other serious problems, like the democratic… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the best action-adventure-comedy that Tsui has ever made, hence one of the year's most exhilarating entertainments."
‑ , Time Out
"Giving it a title that suggests an Eastern version of a Sergio Leone epic raises expectations that can't be fulfilled."
‑ John Hartl, Film.com
"Great follow-up to OUATIC. More of a political conspiracy plot than a cultural one, but still has great fight scenes."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"...a more controlled, skillfully woven film overflowing with a talented cast and crew."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A splendid if frankly fake-looking spectacle."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"For sheer excitement, virtuoso fight sequences and extravagant special effects, Hark's film is hard to beat."
‑ , Film4
"It is a great-looking film with top-notch martial arts sequences and high production values."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"...this sequel has some of the most astounding action you've ever seen, proving that when Tsui is compared to Steven Spielberg it's no exaggeration."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"More concentrated and svelte than its precursor, Once Upon a Time II also has the benefit of fights staged by Master Yuen Wo-Ping that show Jet Li-another camera-age hero-to even greater advantage."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Much more than just another martial arts movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"With its ability to maintain a balance between a high standard of intense action and thought-provoking storytelling, Once Upon a Time in China II accomplishes something very few sequels achieve: it outshines the original."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
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