Reign of Assassins (2010) - Action, Adventure

Hohum Score

13

Watchable

Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Chao-Bin Su
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung
Length: 117 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 2 out of 37 found boring (5.4%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Surprisingly enough, "Reign of Assassins" (Jian Yu) turned out to be such an action-packed, romantic and gripping entertainment.

Quality, Style and competent direction all add up to make this a very enjoyable Wuxia offering.

Director/screenwriter Su Chao-Pin clearly aims for an intriguing and coherent plot with colorful and developed characters, too.

One of these elements is that of a domestic comedy, an entertaining sharp contrast with the thrilling action.

Great action but a bit confusing!

Su Chao-pin and John Woo have created a genre classic ten years after Lee Ang's masterpiece and it is a thrilling and poignant experience worthy of the best martial arts epics.

A Great Wuxia, with Breathtaking Choreography and Wonderful Music Score .

Tung Wai avoids any pretentious visual effects in favour of old-school wire-ful swordplay in all its grace and poeticism- though he does use modern-day technology to throw in some nifty moves like bending swords and flying needles in slo-mo.

If you are a fan of wuxia films then this one is definitely worth watching.

This one is just an embarrassment, probably one of the worst movies I've ever watched.

Polished, Exciting Traditional Wu Xia Epic .

And in between the balletic action choreographed by Hong Kong's Tung Wai, Su draws on the relationships among the various characters for some intriguing drama- especially the dynamics between Zeng Jing, Wheel King and his three fellow assassins.

When I watched this movie I thought I would get another average martial arts flick with no story at all.

I surely enjoyed it.

Overall it was an entertaining movie to watch.

Unfolding with twists and turns, it builds on an engaging first hour to become even more absorbing, culminating in a breathtaking and ultimately touching emotional finish that reaffirms the power of love to overcome hatred and vengeance and self-sacrifice.

Such a waste of my time .

The fighting choreography however is entertaining to watch and for the most part you can actually see what is going on.

A classic entry into the 'wuxia' genre, this martial-arts epic delivers an experience both thrilling and poignant .

On a negative note the plot is slow paced at times and would have been better if it picked up in certain parts.

The choreography of sword fights is breathtaking and the music score is wonderful.

Some choose to undergo a plastic surgery and move to the depths of the country, while this poor guy just wishes to get his "thing" back so that he can have a normal sex lifeAfter a tapestry of wire-dangling, shallow-minded and boring Chinese wuxia movies that have proved to be pure disappointment, John Woo has finally come up with something both entertaining and educational!

parts that are exciting and parts that are wholesome.

Worth watching .

Like the best of its genre, "Reign of Assassins" has all the ingredients for a modern-day 'wuxia' classic- tight characterisation, compelling drama and exciting action topped with fantasy elements.

He largely succeeds, after a hectic and mildly confusing first 10 minutes.

With the recent proliferation of the ancient martial art genre, the audience has somewhat stoically accepted that it is unlikely to find something other than banality in a new production.

The very first confrontation between Zeng and her enemies in her house is enough to set your pulse racing, and Tung Wai tops that with another equally, if not more, thrilling fight in her house later on and a two-way fight in an open courtyard.

All in all this is a movie worth watching, I would watch it a second time.

Over all movie is very entertaining, action sequences are very well choreographed.