True Legend
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Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can's (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can learns a never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. Armed with this new power, he returns home to honor his family through retribution by taking on his brother in a battle to become the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Diverting but unmemorable martial arts feature unlikely to become a classic."
‑ Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Fans don't go to martial-arts movies for the story. They want action -- and Yuen doesn't disappoint."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Great fight scenes and diverse martial arts make for a very entertaining film."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"Comes off less like the work of an old master and more like the mediocre imitation of one."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The comedic touches humanize this ridiculously invincible warrior with self-destructive emotional flaws. Though Su's alcoholism that morphs into the triumphant martial arts moves Drunken Fist, like Depp's unbeatable inebriated pirate, are beyond silly."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Somewhere between masterful and messy, Yuen Woo-ping offers lots of kinetic kicks, but his CGI work deserves a kick in the pants."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Fans who've been waiting 15 years for the director of "Drunken Master" to helm a new movie definitely won't be disappointed."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"suffers from an erratic narrative pace, shoddy characters and an overuse of digital gimmickry, all of which create the impression of an ersatz epic spectacle"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"This gnarly beast -- written by To Chi-long -- is epic in scope"
‑ Frank Wilkins, Frank's Reel Reviews
"Yuen understands that martial arts sequences are more than bodies in motion, they are bodies telling stories in motion."
‑ Matt Singer,
"A silly and yet often enjoyable action film, the movie isn't so much a winking homage to those late-'70s Hong Kong exports as another entry..."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A hodgepodge of styles, "True Legend" works best as a freewheeling showcase for Yuen's dazzling fight sequences above any sort of cogent storytelling."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Serious to the point of silliness, True Legend offers nothing new, but it steals adroitly."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Opting for craziness over coherence, True Legend at least expends its energy in the right place."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"A bloated epic that never gets past the limits of a stilted set-up, and then damningly wears out its welcome with a plodding final act that offers none of the catharsis its makers seem to think it does."
‑ Brent Simon,
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