Unleashed (2005)

On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jet Li gets to emote in some emotionally awkward scenes, but the gritty fight sequences come through in what is Li's best English language film.

Maitland McDonagh
Time Out

Li's dramatic turn is no match for his fists of fury.

James Berardinelli

The film contains enough quiet, reflective moments for us to become aware how preposterous the central conceit is, and that keeps us at arm's length. For a movie that strives to be in-your-face, that's too far away.

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Joshua Starnes

This is by far Jet Li's best English language film, and one of the finest of his career, not because of the thrillingly choreographed fight sequences but because of its well constructed story and Li's riveting performance.

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David Germain
Houston Chronicle

An intriguing little action thriller, a half-and-half story divided between sequences of vicious violence and quiet, wryly comic scenes of newfound domesticity.

Stephanie Zacharek

A nice, violent little film about the redemptive powers of art and love.

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Cole Smithey

Li's fighting sequences are unique for their street fighting style of realism and brutality...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's the same stuff that as we always get where like the henchman come up to him one by one.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

A film that could use a little less conversation, a lot more action.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a dog of a movie, better not unleashed on any discerning viewer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Jet Li plays the son of a Chinese immigrant who is taken in by a London gangster at a young age and brought up as a kind of human attack dog, kept in a cage and… More
Drake Tsui
Ignoring the absolutely ridiculous premise... Is it just me, or is it a little disturbing that Li "performs best" as a socially awkward man-child who… More
Albert Kim
"Unleashed" is definitely Jet Li's best English film. Man, are there some pretty awkward moments in this. The follow up to most of the fight… More
Cameron Sherwell
I was a bit worried about watching this film as I thought it would just be another western kung fu film, it wasn't though and I found myself very… More
danny d
an excellent action film with solid fight sequences and a touching although bizarre story.
Dean King
This is terrible, avoid it!