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Man of Tai Chi Synopsis
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.
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Time Out New York

Keanu Reeves’s five-years-in-the-making directorial debut won’t dispel the notion that his acting range begins and ends with monotonous...
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The Hollywood Reporter

While weighed down by digressions and contraptions, Man of Tai Chi is an adequate and ambitious effort from a first-time director, who...
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
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.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The script here is pretty stale stuff, with an under-developed side story of the cop (Karen Mok) on Donako’s trail and dialogue (in English...
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Exceptionally gorgeous and exceptionally silly.
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By Maggie Lee
There’s little in the way of drama, character depth or mise-en-scene to distract from Tiger Chen’s technically dazzling display of human...
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The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
Despite its shortcomings as a narrative, Man Of Tai Chi nevertheless feels like Reeves made exactly the movie he set out to make, assuming...
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The film is stale Chinese popcorn from the get-go, with only Chen's wiry guilelessness and wicked athletic skills to keep it remotely...
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Man of Tai Chi

By tonyvisconti1
It is not very well directed. There are gaping holes in the plot. The fight scenes are very good, not too much wire tricks. This film has very little to do with tai chi....

Weak plot good action

Plot of the movie was a bit weak, even for a no-thinking action movie. The sequences were good - not spectacular, but good....

Kick ***directorial debut for NEO

By kahunaalohahawaii
Keanu Reeves delivers in this modern day martial arts film set in Beijing and Hong Kong. Tiger Chen is solid action star making leap from Matrix stuntman to lead in this long awaited film from the...


By rob53us
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. For it to be an Independent Film and Keanu Reeves 1st production i was GREAT! I recommend this movie....

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Well done!

By emilyruth4god
This movie was very well made, the plot twist was unexpected and surprising! I did enjoy Keanu and Tiger as they fought, that was a good fight! It is a GREAT film...

By seanbrown274
great movie...

Lots of fighting

By luzangelaf80
There are a lot of fighting sequences in this movie. Story line was ok...and then it ends. Point of the movie was to show Tai Chi can be used defensively. Not all theaters were showing but I saw...

By donleon524
Reeves shouldn't be in this types of movies. C'mon martial arts, he should be doing more like romance. I saw this movie for free before coming out. He's moves so fake. I did Taekwondo for over 15...


By Supermarvino
Was a good movie. Good to see Reeves again....

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Rated NR | For Violence