The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang)
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Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (IRON MONKEY) stars in this historical epic set in 200AD during the death throes of the Han Dynasty; a time also known as China's Three Kingdoms. Yen is Guan Yun, China's greatest warrior and subject of the ruthless Cao Cao's plan to joing forces and establish a greater control of the turbulent country. But the headstrong Guan Yun isn't one to be persuaded easily and Cao Cao vows to destroy him instead...
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An epic historical martial arts film with thin characters, a tepid love story and some excellent fight sequences with the long-handled crescent-moon blade."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"After a while it all becomes a bit predictable, especially as the political motivations are, to the uninitiated, more than slightly opaque."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"I found the storytelling a little confusing, mostly due to the plethora of characters who are mentioned in the context of the wars that are taking place or about to. But aside from that, the film works as a well made genre piece"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"There's something really robust about actually seeing a fight rather than the cutaways and the illusion of a fight rather than a real fight."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Problems of scale limit the film's clarity and its emotional power."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"The Lost Bladesman starts off big and rather cool and ends up an intimate epic hot and heavy with spent passions and an aura of sadness that's unexpectedly moving."
‑ Peter Galvin, sbs.com.au
"While the action is impressive, the human drama and characterisation of the potentially fascinating warrior General Guan Yu is sadly one-dimensional."
‑ Jarrod Walker, FILMINK (Australia)
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