In countless over-the-top set pieces, Yuen delivers striking combat clarity without sacrificing the visceral editing and crazy digital effects of modern bloodbaths.
—Nick Schager Village Voice
If action's your thing, then the Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts epic True Legend is your movie.
—V. A. Musetto New York Post
A hodgepodge of styles, True Legend works best as a freewheeling showcase for Yuen's dazzling fight sequences above any sort of cogent storytelling.
—Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times
...there isn't much else to look at.
—Mike Hale New York Times
True Legend's heart is in the right place. It's just the body that's weary.
—Noel Murray Onion AV Club
Opting for craziness over coherence, True Legend at least expends its energy in the right place, a style that makes it a pleasantly watchable popcorn flick despite across the board flaws.
—Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine