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R| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
China is torn apart by civil war, and in the chaos three men emerge who might bring the country back from the brink: Gen. Pang (Jet Li) and a pair of bandits (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau). Pang is the only survivor from a violent clash with rebels and -- after being taken in by a beautiful woman (Jinglei Xu) -- saves the life of one of the bandits. Soon the three men are blood brothers, and they embark on a quest to rid their land of rebels once and for all.

Cast: Jet Li , Andy Lau , Takeshi Kaneshiro , Jinglei Xu , Bao-ming Gu , Xiaodong Guo , Yachao Wang , Bo Zhou

Directors: Peter Chan , Wai Man Yip

Genres: Action, War, Historical drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

The Warlords (2007)

Release Date: April 2nd, 2010|2 hr. 6 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Fans of this film will some day wear out their DVDs and Blu-rays playing that fantastic battle scene again and again. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Warlords, ultimately, tries to speak to the futility of war - but it does so by staging one gargantuan dustup after another. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The scope of director Peter Chan's military drama is impressive, though this sometimes-rousing depiction of strategy and loyalty in mid-1800s China pales next to recent, similar historical epics like "Red Cliff" and "Mongol." show more

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