Fearless

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  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. 90
    There's something grand and enveloping about Fearless.
  3. Li plays haughty, brilliant wushu master Huo Yuanjia, whose recklessness leads to tragedy after he becomes a champion at the end of the 19th century.
  4. 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.
  5. 78
    Billed as Li's final martial arts epic (would that Jackie Chan be so thoughtful), Fearless is fittingly peripatetic, finding the Hong Kong superstar ricocheting across the screen.
  6. One of those corny, lusciously mounted, almost predictably thrill-packed action movies you can't help but like.
  7. 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.)
  8. Li's performance is stronger here than it has been in previous films.
  9. The final scenes pack a surprising melodramatic punch.
  10. 75
    Call it "Jet Li's Wushu Retirement Party."
  11. With the exception of one sequence, this PG-13 movie is so youth-friendly that I thought I might take my 10-year-old. But that sequence, upsetting for those of any age, makes the movie better suited for mature 12-year-olds and older.
  12. Witty choreography juices the pedestrian plot of Fearless, an earnest and technically accomplished biopic in which action star Jet Li flexes his limited dramatic muscles to portray kung fu master Huo Yuanjia.
  13. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Manages to pack a satisfying emotional punch.
  14. 70
    Fearless sustains the tradition of ethically inflected Chinese action movies.
  15. 70
    Contrary to some reports, this is not Jet Li's last action movie--he already has another in postproduction--but it represents his farewell to wushu, the martial-arts tradition that made him an international star.
  16. 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.
  17. As the very traditional hero, Li keeps us riveted through the fisticuffs, and he also carries off the film's heavier dramatic moments well enough -- though, as always, his lack of a strong personality prevents the movie from ever genuinely catching fire.
  18. 67
    It's as subtle as a spinning kick, but some films aren't built for subtlety.
  19. 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.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. ElvitoP.
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    Awesome. Teaches you a lot about life.
  2. May 27, 2016
    8
    This was such a beautiful movie, love the different style of fighting skills. This movie really teaches you about forgiveness.

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  3. Jan 26, 2015
    10
    Jet Li's Fearless is a true martial arts masterpiece. The story is awesome and the fighting scenes are some of the best I have ever seen.Jet Li's Fearless is a true martial arts masterpiece. The story is awesome and the fighting scenes are some of the best I have ever seen. There are also three versions of the movie on one blu ray disc. Theatrical version, Unrated version and the Director's Cut version. The definitive version of this movie is the Director's Cut because it adds 35 minutes of extra footage to the movie. And the extra footage makes an epic and amazing movie even better. This is my favourite Jet Li movie ever. Full Review »