Wu xia (Dragon)
Wu xia (Dragon) (2012)

Liu Jin-xi (Yen) is a village craftsman whose quiet life is irrevocably shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store. When Liu single-handedly saves the shopkeeper's life, he comes under investigation… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 30, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"Dragon" has enough interesting left turns in style, mood and psychodrama to make it stand out.

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Mark Jenkins

The widescreen cinematography and mountain rain-forest locations retain their interest, as does the deftly incongruous score, which ranges from samba to hard rock.

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Daniel Kasman

...Chan's film is a glut, casting a wide, glossy net through its mash-up of martial arts, detective story, period film, parental-domestic drama, and philosophical inquiry.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The movie hurtles along at a pitch of sentiment and melodrama that would make MGM blush, and it's mostly very diverting.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The large canvas and pseudo-superhero tactics work for a bit, but then the action gets sidetracked in place of myth-building.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

There are good action sequences but it has been ham-fistedly cut for UK distribution.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

As a whole, it does not quite work, especially at the end, when Mr. Chan tries for a Shakespearean climax of filial rebellion and paternal rage.

Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine

A martial-arts morality play as lithe as it is forceful.

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Mike McCahill

Yen again proves one of the few martial artists equally adept with subtler emotional beats.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This was a beautifully shot movie, with a refreshing plot and character development that showed why Donnie Yen is such a great actor. He is among one of the… More
Caesar Mendez
I wasn't expecting to much going into this since the last Donnie Yen movie I saw, Flash Point, left allot to be desired. Wu Xia does provide good violence… More
Dean McKenna
Not a bad action-drama with Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro as what I thought the Chinese epic film is a version of <i>The History of Violence</i>.… More
Jesse Ortega
Certainly a surprisingly good film right here. I think it breathes life into the martial arts genre by not actually making it, strictly, a martial arts film.… More
JY Skacto
<i>Wu Xia</i>, from director Peter Chan, is part action and part mystery. Does it work well together? Indeed.<p>Running roughly around 110… More
Panta Oz
I watched this movie in the cinema at the opening night in Xi'An in China and I can tell you that Hong Kong director Peter Chan surprised me with the… More