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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Apr 30, 2012
    9
    I loved this movie I'm not much on Hong Films but as a kid I loved the old Bruce Lee movies, but the reason I purchased this was because of Chow Yun Fat, loved him in the american films, a very good actor! I love the plot! and the sound effects was great, so I'm not always a deep guy, I don't know why but I just enjoyed this one.
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Mar 14, 2013
    80
    Between the kung fu, the gunplay, a gentle romantic subplot and the extreme gastronomy – there's something for everyone.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    Apr 23, 2012
    80
    This period action comedy by Jiang Wen (Devils on the Doorstep) is great fun in the Shakespearean tradition, stuffed with lively characters, dramatic stand-offs, and stolen-identity subplots.
  3. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Mar 1, 2012
    50
    At 132 minutes, the film is at least half an hour too long. Nobody asked me, but the best solution would be to keep the action sequences (such as the robbery of a horse-drawn steam train, an homage to Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West''), and scrap the allegedly "witty'' dialogue and difficult-to-follow plot twists.