Dragon Poster

Release Date: November 30th, 2012

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 Ji-Dan, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kara Hui, Wu Jiang, Yu Kang, Li Xiaoran, Wei Tang, Tanigaki Kenji

Director: Peter Chan

Genres: Drama, Action

Production Co: We Pictures, Dingsheng Cultural Industry Investment, Stellar Mega Films, JSBC Eudemonia Blue Ocean TV & Movie Group, Yunnan Film Group

Distributors: Radius TWC

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Deonnie Yen Chan are too resourceful to let things remain dull for long. 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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