50

Slant Magazine

Stephen Fung's pop-up graphics and jazzy fight scenes feel part of an unwieldy mix in which the director just throws whatever half-baked conceits up on the screen he feels like.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

As the middle part of a proposed trilogy, Tai Chi Hero may ultimately look better in light of its own sequel (which, based on the evidence here, will double-down on the steampunk stuff), but now, its pitched battle between silliness and solemnity feels like a split decision.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
A sporadically engaging martial-arts extravaganza that looks even better compared with its predecessor, last year’s borderline-insufferable “Tai Chi Zero.”
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40

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
Tai Chi Hero merely fills the eye, offering little that stays with you.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
There's still a nagging, cartoonish emptiness — and a trilogy-ending installment still to come.
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30

Village Voice

By Simon Abrams
This sequel is sluggish and rote where its predecessor was aggressively perky and desperate to please...Tai Chi Hero is more Tai Chi Business as Usual.
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39 out of 100
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