The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang)
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A tyrant forces the greatest warrior in the land to battle his greatest friend by holding the woman they both love hostage.
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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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