Written July 30, 2014
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.
Written November 05, 2013
Plot of the movie was a bit weak, even for a no-thinking action movie.
The sequences were good - not spectacular, but good.
Written February 02, 2014
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 Matrix star Reeves. Tiger is a tai chi practitioner living the everyman role in modern day China with a deliveryman job who sheds his costume as he travels down the path of self discovery. Tai Chi is showcased as a martial art not just an exercise in the park for the elderly as Tiger fights his way up the ladder of a martial arts tournament. Drafted to fight in on-line competitions patronized by millionaires, Tiger comes to find his inner chi and strength from his training and extraordinary experience. The fight scenes are excellent including a stylish fight club where fighters of different styles showcase what is meant by fighting to the death. Reeves as actor and director and brings a western style to the martial arts genre set amid the pollution of modern China seen on many levels.
Written November 25, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. For it to be an Independent Film and Keanu Reeves 1st production i was GREAT! I recommend this movie.
Written November 16, 2013
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