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Hero (Movie - 2004)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Foreign Language; Starring: Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Donnie Yen, Ziyi Zhang; Director: Zhang Yimou; Author: Robert Kamen; Release Date Wide: 08/27/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Miramax

There’s something grand but distant about the operatic solemnity with which Zhang Yimou’s Chinese martial-arts epic unfolds, led by Jet Li and a parade of Asian action stars. Still, the eye swoons.

Originally posted September 10 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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