Tai Chi Hero
Tai Chi Hero (2013)

Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master...and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

While Fung's attempts to err on the side of seriousness in this one after the stylized video-game high jinks of its predecessor are clearly purposeful, they don't necessarily make for a more pleasurable viewing experience.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Purist fans of martial arts cinema probably won't embrace this film any more than its predecessor.

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Chris Sawin

Surprisingly heartbreaking at times, Tai Chi Hero adds some much needed depth to an already well-established and vividly distinguishable action franchise.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

There's less of the hyperventilated genre-pinging (video games, manga, comic books) from the first film. But there's still a nagging, cartoonish emptiness ...

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

This sequel is sluggish and rote where its predecessor was aggressively perky and desperate to please.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

The second installment in a planned martial-arts trilogy mixes broad comedy and cartoonish action that will appeal to the genre's fans, though crossover potential seems limited.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"Tai Chi Hero" merely fills the eye, offering little that stays with you.

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Edmund Lee
Screen International

The second installment of Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung's steampunk martial arts trilogy shows an encouraging restraint in its stylistic approach and finds a much sharper focus on its storytelling.

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Jay Stone

Tai Chi Hero is a kung fu mashup, sticking steam-powered airplanes made of Victorian-age gewgaws and metal gears into one of those martial arts films where people float through the air without benefit of any flying machines at all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
In this direct sequel to Tai Chi Zero, we follow The Freak adapting to life in the Chen Village. The Grandmaster's eldest son also returns and reminds the… More
Jesse Ortega
I have no idea whether or not to give this film 3 stars based solely on the fact that it was, surprisingly, a little more serious than the first film, which… More
Anthony Valletta
The sequel to Tai Chi Zero is about more of the same, although this time in comes to a satisfying conclusion.