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  • Summary: Jet Li's Fearless reunites the actor and marital arts superstar with producer Bill Kong ("Hero") and action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping ("Unleashed") as he portrays martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, who became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. (Rogue Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Much of the film's virtue lies in its straight-ahead narrative and uncomplicated morality. That and the undeniable charisma and virtuosity of its star.
  2. Though it somehow manages to be a movie about inner peace with crazy, incredibly staged fight scenes every 10 minutes, it is, first and foremost, a movie about inner peace.
  3. Reviewed by: Monica A. Reyhani
    75
    Despite some amusing jabs at America's influence on traditional China, this film leaves even this American viewer feeling oddly patriotic (or maybe just wishing she lived in China.)
  4. Reviewed by: Felix Vasquez, Jr.
    70
    The theme behind Fearless is utterly simplistic, but universal: violence begets violence. It's a never ending cycle that becomes more and more vicious, until someone decides to stop it. It's a worthy final installment.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Manages to pack a satisfying emotional punch.
  6. 63
    A lavish biopic that gives Li one of his juiciest roles but is relatively light on the action his fans have come to expect.
  7. 50
    The truth is, Jet Li has gotten soft in his old age. While fans of the "Once Upon a Time in China" star will be pleased to learn that at least half of Fearless is action, what they may not realize is just how mushy everything else is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. BobG.
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    Dang! this movie was tight. the scene in the resturant was absolutely sick and everything else was tight too.
  2. KashiK
    Oct 22, 2006
    10
    This movie is simply beautiful. Most people don't like it because it's not "dubbed" with English voices. The fight scenes are This movie is simply beautiful. Most people don't like it because it's not "dubbed" with English voices. The fight scenes are intense and the ending was unbelievable. Very great movie. I recommend it to all audiences. Gamespot user: Hinata237 Expand
  3. ElvitoP.
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    Awesome. Teaches you a lot about life.
  4. Sam
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    A great visual action movie with minimal special affects & wires. Ranks within the top 3 martial arts movies produced, even though I'm A great visual action movie with minimal special affects & wires. Ranks within the top 3 martial arts movies produced, even though I'm not a Jet Li fan. The action shots are mostly realistic and a good performance for the actors. Great movie to watch with the boys. Expand
  5. JohnB.
    Jan 24, 2007
    8
    It's everything you would expect from Jet Li, and yes, it is cliche but good nonetheless. I definitely recommend seeing this movie if It's everything you would expect from Jet Li, and yes, it is cliche but good nonetheless. I definitely recommend seeing this movie if you like martial arts films. Expand
  6. NickV.
    Sep 25, 2006
    8
    Never reaches the level of masterpieces like "Crouching Tiger", "Hero", and "House of Flying Daggers", but is in the same ballpark. Features Never reaches the level of masterpieces like "Crouching Tiger", "Hero", and "House of Flying Daggers", but is in the same ballpark. Features several memorable fights and mixes some authentic Wushu philosophy in to create a very satisfying film for any martial arts fan. Expand
  7. Albert
    Oct 17, 2006
    2
    I cant believe I paid to watch this movie.

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