Action / Adventure

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    Double Team

    Dennis Rodman is a low-key MVP in Tsui Hark’s first fully American film. Will that make sense by the end of this review? Who knows?…

    3 stars
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    Once Upon a Time in China

    Jet Li leaps into the role that had come before for others but that he was born to play!…

    5 stars
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    Big Bullet

    The film that truly defined Benny Chan as a director of action, and what fun it is…

    4 stars
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    Winners and Sinners

    The first of an only-just connected trilogy is a physical and roaring comedy, drawing on silent comedy slapstick and HK action in equal amounts…

    3.5 stars
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    No Tears for the Dead

    A love letter to Hong Kong action (and more) from the director of The Man From Nowhere

    4 stars
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    Maximum Risk

    Stylish neo-noir with surprising depth, courtesy of Ringo Lam kickstarting his work with Jean-Claude Van Damme…

    3.5 stars
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    Space Sweepers

    Korea’s first big-budget space action blockbuster lands on Netflix…

    3 stars
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    The Swordsman

    A familiar-looking Joseon drama, redeemed by fantastically overblown fight sequences…

    3 stars
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    Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1

    ‘Crazy’ is right for a film that’s essentially a 77-minute, one-take samurai battle scene featuring Tak Sakaguchi…

    3 stars
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    The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity

    Guo Jingming’s big-budget, familiar-feeling fantasy epic lands on Netflix…

    2.5 stars
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    A Writer’s Odyssey

    A writer’s fantasy world collides with reality in this big budget Chinese New Year blockbuster…

    3.5 stars
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    A Witness Out Of The Blue

    An overly ambitious film sharing many of the attributes of Hong Kong’s best crime dramas…

    3 stars
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    Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

    Madcap doesn’t even begin to describe this cult offering from Tsui Hark, for better or worse…

    3 stars
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    A Witness Out of the Blue

    A superb performance from Louis Koo elevates this intriguing thriller…

    3 stars
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    Ironside 426

    Hard-edged and sleazy undercover cop action in the finest 1970s Hong Kong style…

    4 stars
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    Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    The best film of the Heisei Gamera trilogy!…

    4.5 stars
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    Knock Off

    A crazy, OTT dash through Handover-era Hong Kong with JCVD is better than it has any right to be…

    3.5 stars