Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Jun 13, 2013
    38
    Despite the multitude of cinematic tricks the prolific Andrew Lau has up his sleeve, the film is a disappointingly rote entry in the wuxia pantheon.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 12, 2013
    30
    An action fan could be forgiven for the medicinal taste that this slick but dissipating exercise leaves behind.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 11, 2013
    30
    A corny saga of social and generational conflict, it's ultimately yet another Chinese period epic that functions as a thinly veiled treatise on the nobility of socialist equality.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 11, 2013
    20
    All the solemnity is deadly: Not one of these superhuman gang members registers in memory, and you feel stiffed on gory giggles. Talk about having your chain yanked.

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