Jet Li's Fearless In Jet Li's Fearless , which is supposedly Jet Li's goodbye to the patented Jet Li martial arts spectacular, he plays Huo Yuanjin, the real-life… Jet Li's Fearless In Jet Li's Fearless , which is supposedly Jet Li's goodbye to the patented Jet Li martial arts spectacular, he plays Huo Yuanjin, the real-life… 2006-09-22 PG-13 Action/Adventure Drama Jet Li Nakamura Shidon Rogue Pictures
Movie Review

Jet Li's Fearless (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Image credit: Jet Li's Fearless: Chen Jinquan
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Sep 22, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Jet Li and Nakamura Shidon; Distributor: Rogue Pictures

In Jet Li's Fearless, which is supposedly Jet Li's goodbye to the patented Jet Li martial arts spectacular, he plays Huo Yuanjin, the real-life Chinese cultural hero of the late Qing dynasty era who started up a still-thriving martial-arts school in Shanghai. And yes, the movie feels more like a stilted, reverential biopic than a chop-socky ass-kicking extravanganza. Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom — the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square — but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #900 Oct 06, 2006 Order article reprints
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