Martial arts

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    One-Armed Boxer

    Before having one arm was cool, the kung fu film that started it all…

    3 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 1: What a Hero!

    Chan ironically begins his run in his signature genre with something totally unlike anything that would follow…

    3 stars
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    Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

    The rare end to a trilogy that isn’t a blearing disappointment…

    3.5 stars
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    Beach of the War Gods

    A 1973 classic from the One-Armed Swordsman himself, Jimmy Wang Yu…

    4.5 stars
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    My Lucky Stars

    The only-just-about sequel to brilliant action-comedy Winners and Sinners ups the ante on the former but lets the side down on the latter…

    3 stars
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    Double Team

    JCVD, Tsui Hark and Dennis Rodman combine vices of Hollywood, HK cinema and celeb culture for an entertainingly bad yarn…

    1.5 stars
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    The Paper Tigers

    A crowdfunded kung fu comedy is a revelatory experience that proves the indie scene can produce masterworks…

    4.5 stars
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    Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

    Less biopic, more a muddled if entertaining fever dream of Donnie Yen’s finest moments…

    2 stars
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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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    The Empty Hands

    A story of female toughness and an interesting portrayal of karate are at the heart of this unusual martial arts movie…

    3 stars
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    The Challenge of the Lady Ninja

    Fantastic ninja exploitation with strong female leads…

    4 stars
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    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

    Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of his birth, the 1993 Hollywood Bruce Lee biopic gets a UK re-release…

    2 stars
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    Jiu Jitsu

    Nichola Cage and Tony Jaa face off against an alien combatant with the fate of the earth hanging in the balance…

    3.5 stars
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    Replicant

    A straight-to-video JCVD film that isn’t terrible? Sign us up…

    3 stars
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    Spiritual Kung Fu

    Jackie’s early effort showing his potential and comedic timing in a tale of revenge and mystery within a Shaolin monastery…

    4.5 stars
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    The Master

    A tonally bizarre and gloriously dated early Jet Li romp that’s endlessly fun, for good and bad reasons…

    4 stars