Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing)
Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing) (1994)

Director and martial arts choreographer Corey Yuen Kwai adapts the 1991 American hit The Bodyguard into a kung-fu flick starring Jet Li. After spoiled debutante Michelle Yeung (Christy Chung) witnesses a powerful businessman committing… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 31, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Pardi
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Li exudes enough magnetism to make the sexual banter with his fair damsel credible, and enough athletic prowess to simultaneously power this and several other vehicles.

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James Rocchi

All this is made up for by the sheer visceral pleasure of Jet Li's charisma.

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Douglas Pratt

The story is utterly predictable, but the action scenes are creative and Li exudes excitement every time the camera turns to him -- there is no wonder at all why Chung's character is willing to dump all her riches to be in his arms.

Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle

Lively, unpretentious fun.

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Fred Topel

Was good as Bodyguard from Beijing

Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This film is a version of <i>The Bodyguard</i>, with Jet Li in the Kevin Costner role. The final 20 minutes of the film consist of nonstop… More
Rodrigo Ramirez Corona
Desent and entertaining, although a little annoying, but I liked the coughs that gave the bodyguard.
Khris N
Good movie - very jet Li'ish. - a modern story similar to the Bodyguard - but much better action wise!
Steven Vincent Gee
<b>Bodyguard from Beijing</b> is a HK remake of Hollywood's <b>The Bodyguard</b> starring <i>Whitney Houston</i> and… More