A wealthy man goes bankrupt and becomes a patriotic hero of the streets.
" Somewhere between masterful and messy, Yuen Woo-ping offers lots of kinetic kicks, but his CGI work deserves a kick in the pants. "
" Fans don't go to martial-arts movies for the story. They want action -- and Yuen doesn't disappoint. "
" A silly and yet often enjoyable action film, the movie isn't so much a winking homage to those late-'70s Hong Kong exports as another entry... "
" Pic's many satisfyingly kinetic action sequences and strong thesping (particularly by femme lead Zhou Xun) outweigh its uneven scripting and occasional ill-advised forays into CGI. "
" Fans who've been waiting 15 years for the director of "Drunken Master" to helm a new movie definitely won't be disappointed. "
" A hodgepodge of styles, "True Legend" works best as a freewheeling showcase for Yuen's dazzling fight sequences above any sort of cogent storytelling. "
" The story is painfully simplistic, and it becomes quickly apparent that the narrative is a crude cement to hold together the carnage. "
" Diverting but unmemorable martial arts feature unlikely to become a classic. "
" In countless over-the-top set pieces, Yuen delivers striking combat clarity without sacrificing the visceral editing and crazy digital effects of modern bloodbaths. "
" The real true legend here is Yuen Woo-ping, a chopsocky Renaissance man whose action choreography defines the post-Bruce Lee era of martial-arts cinema. "
" The fights in "True Legend" become pretty routine. And beyond some lovely mountain scenery and a tiny cameo by a radiant Michelle Yeoh, there isn't much else to look at. "
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