Chat gim (The Seven Swords)
Chat gim (The Seven Swords) (2005)

Tsui Hark (The Blade) adapted his massive martial arts epic Seven Swords (AKA Qi Jian) from Liang yu-Sheng's popular novel Seven Swordsmen from Mount Tian. The story opens in the 1660s, following the implementation of China's… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Tsui is capable of better than this.

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Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter

[A] bloated Ching Dynasty actioner.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

[The film] leaves itself open in the end for sequelization, which would be a good thing. There's enough worth appreciating in Seven Swords to think that a second try could easily find its comfort zone.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The problem is that Seven Swords' narrative is so cluttered with briefly sketched characters and subplots as to be almost impossible to follow.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

It's pretty enough to keep you at least mildly concerned about where things are headed.

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Boyd van Hoeij

Looks gorgeous, but ultimately collapses under its own weight, as if it were a Chinese Kingdom of Heaven.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

It's a bravura, artful work.

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Anton Bitel

these Seven Swords do not so much pierce as bore.

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Justin Bowyer
Empire Magazine

What could and should have been great is reduced to the tragically dull. A wasted opportunity of immense proportions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
<i>Seven Swords</i> has Tsui Hark conjure up 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 swords.<p>Lengthy can be used to describe the story. There's a lot of… More
Luke Baldock
At times the film drags too much as we await some more ass kicking awesomeness. When it does come it is far from dissapointing. The different swords are just… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
As much as i think that Tsui Hack is an average director at best this one is not a bad flick. Mind you, the film is uneven and flawed as hell, the focus of the… More
Dean McKenna
Great action choreography, lavish production design and epic storytelling in the heroic tale of seven master swordsmen who band together to prevent the… More
xGary Xx
A horde of bounty hunters are ravaging the land, murdering everyone in their path until one village enlists the help of 5 swordsmen from a mystical mountain… More
EightThirty .
Cool Movie with lots of out of it moves ^_^