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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    Oct 13, 2011
    75
    In their best moments, Hark's action movies have a what-did-I-just-see giddiness, as if their choreography were springing straight from a cartoon id. Though I could have done without much of the film's CGI-heavy fakery, "Detective Dee" finds that giddiness more than a few times.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Nilsen
    Sep 29, 2011
    60
    If you can ignore the implausibility -- nay, the opacity -- of the plot, the film is wonderfully cinematic, with great photography, exciting editing, fresh camera angles and some impressive CGI.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 23, 2011
    50
    A lightweight but enjoyable yarn.