Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    May 1, 2013
    50
    A sporadically engaging martial-arts extravaganza that looks even better compared with its predecessor, last year’s borderline-insufferable “Tai Chi Zero.”
  2. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Apr 25, 2013
    50
    As the middle part of a proposed trilogy, Tai Chi Hero may ultimately look better in light of its own sequel (which, based on the evidence here, will double-down on the steampunk stuff), but now, its pitched battle between silliness and solemnity feels like a split decision.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 21, 2013
    50
    Stephen Fung's pop-up graphics and jazzy fight scenes feel part of an unwieldy mix in which the director just throws whatever half-baked conceits up on the screen he feels like.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 25, 2013
    40
    There's still a nagging, cartoonish emptiness — and a trilogy-ending installment still to come.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Apr 25, 2013
    40
    Tai Chi Hero merely fills the eye, offering little that stays with you.
  6. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Apr 23, 2013
    30
    This sequel is sluggish and rote where its predecessor was aggressively perky and desperate to please...Tai Chi Hero is more Tai Chi Business as Usual.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    This is an excellent film, and I feel the bad review could be a case of sour grapes as there is a lot of critism on the west and steampunk technology. This film could have and rightly should have been a big hit but we don't live in a fair world so.. I would say this is aimed more at a younger (20's-40's) audience too, with the computer game style jokes, and follows on well from its predessesor TaiChiZero.
    . Overall: Great film, beautiful culture, despicable reviews.
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  2. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    This had a simple story but incredible character development that made this a truly great movie. Having Angelababy to look at did not hurt either. It would make my top 10 favorite movie list. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2013
    3
    Special effects can't compensate for a badly told story. The Hero is less than satisfactorily fleshed out, he is an empty shell. The romance between his wife and himself is poorly written/developed and could have been so much more.

    Also, they make the main character's virtual GODS at some point in the movie which just makes the whole movie descend into poorly scripted WWF fights and I'm sure this will continue into the third movie of this series, if there is a third extension.
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