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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Where it really counts, though, it's the same good old comic action fantasy. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A long-on-video 1993 release now restored to its original Cantonese with different music and more audio pop. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Now the movie can be seen for what it was all along, remarkable by any standards. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's indescribable fun. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The requisite set piece, which will remind you of the treetop sequence in "Crouching Tiger," involves a fight atop a forest of burning poles, exactly the kind of thing you want in a movie like this. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The characters may be speaking Chinese, but such rousing entertainment needs no translation. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Viewers impressed by the fairly standard martial-arts action of "Crouching Tiger" will really be wowed after seeing this film. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    This superficial plot, almost devoid of characterization or weighty emotions, is an excuse for ferocious, fast and frequent combat. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Basically aimed at audiences who want elaborate fight sequences and fidget at the dialogue in between. It's for the fans, not the crossover audience. show more

  • 75
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    The creative vigor of its originality, distilled in a pure and unadulterated form, is simply exhilarating. show more

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