Fong Sai Yuk (The Legend)
Fong Sai Yuk (The Legend) (1993)

Starring the fabulous Jet Li, this incredible historical epic with its deft blend of high drama, slapstick, and more subtle forms of comedy coupled with breathtaking martial-arts action represents Hong Kong -- filmmaking at its very best.… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Time Out

[Siao's] performance [is] a show-stopping culmination of three decades of fine work in the Hong Kong cinema.

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Andy Klein
New Times

Avoid the Buena Vista DVD: this is a great film under its original title Fong Sai-Yuk, in Cantonese with English subtitles

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

May be the definitive Hong Kong martial arts feminist film.

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Energetic martial arts film.

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TV Guide

Ranges from jovial comedy to martial arts slapstick to almost Shakespearean farce to moving drama to cliffhanging suspense, and does all of them well.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Some terrific fight scenes for the Jet Li faithful.

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Dazzles with some of the most breathtakingly choreographed fight scenes witnessed in years, including one show-stopper featuring a full battle waged atop the heads and shoulders of an awestruck crowd of gawkers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
Jet Li at his best and one of my favourite things about my childhood. I remember Fong Sai-yuk being a cheeky, smooth and exceptionally talented fighter, you… More
Khris N
Marvelous action and story - Jet Li movies usually have good plots.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Great fight sequences, great cast, the humour is a bit too much here. The usual slapstick stuff of early 90s that it's either a hit or miss. Overall this… More
Ed Fucking Harris
Pretty decent Kung Fu flick starring Jet Li. The evil Manchu clan is threatened by an underground rebel secret society called 'The Red Flower Society'… More
Dean McKenna
The lightest of all Jet Li films - a mix of ridiculous 'wire-fu', farce, and romance. As Mother Fong, Josephine Siao displays a remarkable ability to… More
Anthony Valletta
Once again, see the Hong Kong Version rather than the cut up American version.