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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
A martial arts master with a dark past wants to start a new and tranquil life. His tranquility is wrecked when a determined detective and his former master track him down.

Cast: Donnie Yen , Takeshi Kaneshiro , Kara Hui , Wu Jiang , Yu Kang , Xiao Ran Li , Wei Tang , Kenji Tanigaki

Director: Peter Chan

Genres: Action, Drama

Distributor: Radius TWC

Dragon (2011)

Release Date: November 30th, 2012|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • Yen, who also choreographed the fights, is a natural hero, and the large canvas and pseudo-superhero tactics work for a bit, but then the action gets sidetracked in place of myth-building. show more

  • Dragon is partly an homage to "One Armed Swordsman," a 1967 kung fu classic whose star, Jimmy Wang Yu, plays the new movie's arch-villain. But there's much Western influence: Jinxi's plight recalls David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence," and Baijiu's cerebral and flashy style of detection - complete with animated glimpses of victims' innards - suggests Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes series. Dragon is also one of several recent Chinese crime movies that borrow from CSI-style TV dramas. show more

  • It's never dull though, and the familiar characters and stock motivations are convincingly put across. And there's always Xu, who's turned to acupuncture to suppress his empathy, as you wait for the inevitable moment when suppressing it won't be enough. show more

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