Bai she chuan shuo (The Sorcerer and the White Snake)
Bai she chuan shuo (The Sorcerer and the White Snake) (2013)

Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Jenkins

These showdowns feature spectacular, Lord of the Rings-style CGI settings, but not much in the way of thrills or terror.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Fantastic visuals and non-stop action make for a spectacular, romantic Chinese CGI feast.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A masterpiece of imagination. Offers wall-to-wall goofy fun for fans of martial arts flicks, fantasies, or just good old-fashioned cinematic nuttiness.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

The clunky action mostly revolves around uninspired wire-fu choreography: Monks fly around while flailing their arms as hordes of CGI creatures gather around and then do nothing.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Beautiful martial arts fantasy with scary imagery, violence.

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Todd Jorgenson

This hyperactive assault on the senses from Hong Kong is noteworthy only for its dazzling array of computer-generated special effects.

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Justin Chang

A silly, derivative supernatural-action extravaganza that would have been better at a fraction of its f/x budget.

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Chris Sawin

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is unfortunately just another average Jet Li film to throw into the pile. Its bloated and overloaded use of mediocre special effects practically shackles the film to its humdrum atmosphere.

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Rob Vaux

We've seen this movie before, in better clothes and with a much higher IQ.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
It's not just Hollywood that's looking at fabled legends to adapt from, or to remake/reboot films from the past. Cinema in the Chinese territories are… More
Panta Oz
I saw this movie yesterday in Suzhou cinema under the name It's Love and I have to say reading some of the reviews that I am sick of people who give… More
Luke Baldock
Although certainly patchy in places, the visuals of this film kept me absolutely entranced. Based on a Chinese folktale that sees a mortal man fall in love with… More
JY Skacto
Tony Ching goes for heavy duty fantasy and romance with <i>The Sorcerer and the White Snake</i>.</p><p>Story-wise, the film never drags,… More