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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. Li's performance is stronger here than it has been in previous films.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Felix Vasquez, Jr.
    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.
  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. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    This is an action movie, and people don't come to be preached to; the "Terminator" flicks also favored world peace but didn't pause the action for nearly an hour to rub it in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. RobertN
    Sep 22, 2006
    One of the best martial arts movies ever. The story of Huo Yuanjia is dramatic and moving, while Yuen Wo Ping's choreography is exciting and fast-paced. Expand
  2. AmirF.
    Oct 2, 2006
    I would have to say this was Jet Li's best movie.
  3. ElvitoP.
    Sep 22, 2006
    Awesome. Teaches you a lot about life.
  4. Mark
    Sep 24, 2006
    Good sendoff. Storyline can be cheesy at times but everything comes together in the end. Another good hero story.
  5. PatE.
    Nov 16, 2006
    Yes this movie is very good...I thought it was rather excellent until I realized that it lacked the proper closing. If they came up with a better ending than it would have been the best martial arts movie hands down! Expand
  6. DanaM.
    Sep 24, 2006
    Entertaining and worth the $9 to see the movie. My wife wasn't that thrilled with the violence. Great fight scenes if thats your bag. Subtitles but not a whole lot of dialogue. Jet Li is a remarkable athlete and does a good job on the acting as well. Expand
  7. Albert
    Oct 17, 2006
    I cant believe I paid to watch this movie.

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