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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. May 4, 2013
    A good movie, it had some issues here and there like any movies. However, most audience might not quite understand the underlining concepts behind the movie. Tons of Buddhist concept and fables in it...the main Theme of the movie is actually based on one of the Buddhist(Theravada) concepts in regards to the Serpent King. It was kind of funny with one of the review suggesting that this movie was a combo of all the other Hollywood movies such as Harry Potter, etc, etc when in actually these Buddhist or Chinese stories have existed for well over 3000 years...I think it's the other way around these Hollywood movies are a combo of the Asian stories and fables. The other ignorant reviews from people of western origins is the fact that they compare these Asian heroes as typical humans...that's like comparing Superman to Jane. The point here is these Super heroes are like Superman...or the Asian version of the Superhumans... Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Feb 8, 2013
    This China/Hong Kong co-production flips the formula: The fantastic images are solid, but the action is less substantial.
  2. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Feb 7, 2013
    Perhaps hardcore Jet Li fans will be able to get some joy out of it, but we'd suspect that even they will struggle with this one.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Feb 6, 2013
    Visually unspectacular and emotionally stillborn, The Sorcerer and the White Snake fails as both a fantasy and a romance.