• Released
  • February 9, 2010
  • Action/Adventure
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
If action's your thing, then the Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts epic True Legend is your movie.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Watching True Legend, a wuxia film crossed with classic vaudeville, it's hard to figure out who's borrowing from whom anymore.
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
In countless over-the-top set pieces, Yuen delivers striking combat clarity without sacrificing the visceral editing and crazy digital effects of modern bloodbaths.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
True Legend's heart is in the right place. It's just the body that's weary.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
There is no question that Yuen Woo-ping is a master of his craft, but True Legend leaves doubt as to his mastery of the art of storytelling.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

Bridged by rude comedy familiar to veteran viewers of Hong Kong martial arts cinema, True Legend is refreshingly unpretentious in comparison to the pompous nationalism of recent Chinese war spectacles like "The Warring States."
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Whereas Yuen's speciality has always been gonzo, gravity-defying spectacles, now he's spiced his set pieces with plasticine computer-generated flourishes-effectively puncturing the inventive, handmade charm and fluid flurries of artistry that made his classic fight scenes so thrilling.
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60

Los Angeles Times

A hodgepodge of styles, True Legend works best as a freewheeling showcase for Yuen's dazzling fight sequences above any sort of cogent storytelling.
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60

The New York Times

By Mike Hale
After a stirring opening battle, however, the fights in True Legend become pretty routine. And beyond some lovely mountain scenery and a tiny cameo by a radiant Michelle Yeoh, there isn't much else to look at.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The story is painfully simplistic, and it becomes quickly apparent that the narrative is a crude cement to hold together the carnage.
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62 out of 100
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