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December 30, 2013
Highly unoriginal movie and even the cinematography smelt so strongly of The Matrix that they might as well have called it Man of Matrix and have Keanu as Neo again. The public would have bought it better that way!
December 28, 2013
This movie stands or falls with it's martial arts and sadly in my opinion it falls. It is yet again a movie that tries to portray kung fu as the top martial art but doesn't reach the level of other adaptations. This movie could have been enjoyable with another actor such as tony ja.
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While weighed down by digressions and contraptions, Man of Tai Chi is an adequate and ambitious effort from a first-time director, who could have enhanced his on-screen philosophical arguments with a bit more depth and done with a touch less of the admittedly riveting man-to-man melee. Full Review
If you have a yen for martial-arts action, Man of Tai Chi could do the trick depending on how seriously you take Reeves’ performance. At the film’s worst, it’s empty yet still attractive (much, it can be argued, like Reeves). Full Review
The story is so-so, in other words, but the pummeling is primo. Full Review
The film ultimately doesn't live up to this early potential, as Keanu Reeves loses his way in the third act with too many false climaxes. Full Review
Exceptionally gorgeous and exceptionally silly. Full Review