Articles tagged jet li

8 Feb 2009 // 10:30 AM

Jet Li’s The Enforcer (1995)

Titles are a tricky thing. Label a film incorrectly and you tend to completely confound audience expectations. The proper name not only puts things in

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I've never been so eager to skip past the story to get to the special features.

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there’d be

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7 Sep 2008 // 11:29 AM

Fist of Legend (1994)

In the world of innocuous comparisons, Jet Li will always be Gene Kelly to Jackie Chan’s Fred Astaire. The latter used his grace and

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Amid all the poorly edited, atrociously written tumult, the silly CGI and the tragic misuse of Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, Rick remains an appealing throwback hero.

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30 Jul 2008 // 10:43 PM

Corpse Grinding

It’s never pleasant when something that was lightweight (albeit cheesy) and fun is forced into profit sharing mode. Put another way, when a franchise

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26 Jul 2008 // 10:45 AM

Tai Chi Master (1993)

It’s incredible when you think of it, but Jet Li’s first Hollywood film (as a villain in Lethal Weapon IV) was a mere 10

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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21 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Forbidden Kingdom

In The Forbidden Kingdom, Lu Yan instructs the boy in ancient wisdom and martial arts, offering up the occasional Mr. Miyagi-ism.

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23 Aug 2007 // 3:11 AM

Can today’s wham-bam stars keep the genre kicking?

NEW YORK—Matt Damon would have to swing his screen-writing Oscar like a club to have any chance in an alley against martial artists Jet

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29 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Jet Lis Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (2006)

Twenty-five years after his first martial arts movie appearance, Jet Li is retiring from the genre he helped to popularize in the West, with a film that looks both forward and back.

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13 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Unleashed (2005)

At once ferocious and delicate, brilliantly choreographed by Yuen Wo-Ping, the fights are like dance numbers.

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29 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.

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27 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Deemed 'The Next Tom Cruise' by 'GQ' magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.

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Contract Killer (Sat sau ji wong) (1998)

A diluted reissue of Tung Wai's Hitman.

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1 Nov 2001 // 3:00 PM

The One (2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Romeo Must Die (2000)

A car drives through a bridge and dark city streets, passing the freeway sign 'East Bay Bridge, Oakland' on the way. A blasting hip-hop soundtrack accompanies opening film credits in overlapping English and Chinese characters.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Romeo Must Die (2000)

Andrzej Bartkowiak's current film Romeo Must Die, which features the incredible martial arts skills of Jet Li, left me a little depressed.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Romeo Must Die (2000)

Andrzej Bartkowiak's current film Romeo Must Die, which features the incredible martial arts skills of Jet Li, left me a little depressed.

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