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In a remote Chinese village, ordinary paper maker Liu Jin Xi lives with his wife Ayu and two sons. When two bandits attempt to rob a nearby general store, Liu Jin Xi happens to be nearby and comes to the store's defense. The final result of the battle is that the two bandits are killed by Liu Jin Xi. Detective Xu Bai Jiu is then tasked to investigate the general store robbery. His attention quickly focuses on Liu Jin Xi as he suspects the ordinary paper maker is hiding a secret past. Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2011
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 453 users)
  • Ranked: #4327
  • Popularity: #9193
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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8 people found this review helpful
Aug 11, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This movie is boss! Its a must watch! So much intelligence was put into this!

Its has great martial art fights but its not even too focused on that. The intelligence is found in the way the story is revealed to the audience. Such awesome directing! The synopsis tells you all you need to know to begin watching the movie but when I watched it, I had no clue what it was about aside from the fact that it was a martial arts movie featuring Donnie Yen. In the end, the only issue I found with this movie is that the 1st half of it is so awesome and engages the audience thoroughly in this roller-coaster ride (a 10/10), while the second half of it is a bit dull in comparison like the roller coaster slowed down a bit (a 7/10). All together it still remains and awesome movie which I rate 9/10. Highly recommended! XD

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4 people found this review helpful
Nov 18, 2014
Completed 2
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
I want to start by saying I really enjoyed that movie overall. The acting was topnotch, the action reawakened my love for the genre (it's been dormant for a long while now, after series of dull action movies), and the movie is engaging. Yen Donnie and Kaneshiro Takeshi had nice chemistry. Their scenes together were most amusing.

However, the movie had many aspects that kept it from being outstanding in my view. First of all, I felt the movie had an identity crisis. It wouldn't settle for one and go through to the end. The first half was purely a scene investigation done brilliantly and, as a mystery junky, I was totally absorbed by it. During the end of the first half, it started leaning towards horror type which, though not my type, I understand that many mysteries use it to add more thrill. Then suddenly, just halfway through, all the secrets get revealed and nothing is left to be uncovered. It becomes a pure action movie. The problem here is, instead of incorporating the two genres in a complementary way, it felt that they just pasted together, without mixing it at all. At that point, all the character development and exploration get thrown out the window.

Another thing I cannot get over is the music here. Overall I mostly enjoyed how sound and music have been used here. That is except for one scene. It marked the beginning of the action sequence and starts with this guitar soundtrack. It only lasted seconds but it was a mood destroyer.

One last complaint is the death of one of the characters in the end. I wonder if I was supposed to laugh but that is what I did. I laughed at it though, not with it.

Again, despite my complaints, I was delighted to watch this movie. Well, my delight was mostly to watch Kaneshiro Takeshi but neither he nor Yen Donnie disappoints.


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  • Movie: Wu Xia
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2011
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 453 users)
  • Ranked: #4327
  • Popularity: #9193
  • Watchers: 815

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